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National Guidance: Enhanced Response Area

Due to our very high case rate, Torbay is currently an Enhanced Response Area along with Devon, Cornwall, Plymouth and the Isles of Scilly. This means the government has prioritised our areas for additional support to reduce case rates. 

To find out the latest information and advice about coronavirus in Torbay see our coronavirus section.

Back to Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Information on the NHS vaccine delivery plan

Everyone invited to get their COVID-19 vaccination is urged to get it as soon as possible to protect ourselves and to reduce the spread of the virus to others.

  • You should get their second vaccine dose eight weeks after their first dose.
  • If you have recently tested positive for COVID-19 you must wait four weeks to get your vaccine.
  • Please ensure your GP has your up-to-date phone number so they can invite you to a vaccination appointment. If you're not registered with a GP, it is easy to do this - find GP practices near you.

Get your vaccine

People aged 18 and over

People aged 16 and 17

Under 18s cannot currently book vaccinations via the national booking service.

  • Book via your GP

National booking service locations

  • Pharmacy service at Brixham Town Hall
  • Greendale near Exeter
  • Lewis Pharmacy in Exmouth
  • Various sites in Plymouth

You cannot book an appointment for the Riviera International Centre via the national booking service.

Make sure you get your second dose

Having both doses of the vaccine reduces illness, the virus spreading and pressure on our local NHS. Everyone should get their second vaccine dose eight weeks after their first dose.

Are the vaccines safe?

Our vaccines have been approved for use in the UK and have been through rigorous tests and approval processes to prove they are safe and effective.

They have met strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness set out by the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). More information on safety is available on the NHS website.

More information

More information is available on the NHS website and from the Devon Clinical Commissioning Group

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