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Second Dose

Last updated 22 August 2022

Who is being offered a second dose?

You can find the latest information about eligibility for COVID-19 vaccination on the Your COVID Vaccine page.

Second doses are currently available to everyone aged 5 and over.

When is the second dose offered?

The second dose is normally offered 8 weeks after your first dose (if you are aged 18+ or in a clinical risk group) or 12 weeks after your first dose (if you are under 18 and not in a clinical risk group).

People aged 18 and over should wait at least 4 weeks after COVID-19 infection before receiving a dose of COVID-19 vaccination. People aged under 18 should normally wait at least 12 weeks after COVID-19 infection unless they are in a clinical risk group in which case the interval is 4 weeks.

How do I get a second dose?

From 1 September our clinics will focus on autumn boosters.

If you still need your second dose please contact our booking hub.

Where will the second dose be offered?

Second doses are normally available at our main vaccination clinics.

Can I choose which type of vaccine I have?

No. We are not able to offer a personal choice of vaccine type for boosters.

Second doses in Powys will normally be with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.

However, if a clinician has advised you not to have the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine or you are allergic to its ingredients then please ring our booking team when you receive your appointment letter and they will be able to provide advice. More information about the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is available from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) website.

Where can I find out more about the COVID-19 Vaccine?

More information is available from the Public Health Wales website.

Where can I report adverse effects?

Reports of adverse events can be reported through the MHRA Coronavirus Yellow Card page.