Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine update
AstraZeneca vaccination guide
Vaccination programme guide
What to expect after your COVID vaccination
The Pfizer BioNTech and Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccines have now been approved for use and we are offering these to the priority groups as and when supplies arrive.
Who will get a vaccine?
The vaccine will be offered to those at greatest risk from COVID-19 first, people over 80 years old and prioritised front line health and social care workers. This is based on the guidance from the Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations which is available here. As more supplies of the vaccine or alternative vaccines become available it will be rolled out in phases to people aged between 80 and 50 and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable. People will be invited for a vaccine when it is their turn so please avoid contacting your local hospital or GP practice.
Where and when can I get a vaccine?
Vaccines are being administered at mass vaccination centres and at GP surgeries. If you receive an invite to book a vaccine at a mass vaccination centre then you can book this appointment on line. If you would prefer to be seen at a GP practice then please wait to be contacted.
Further information and how you can help us
We will share further information with you as it becomes available. In the meantime, there are three things people can do to help:
Please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine - we will contact you when it’s the right time to you to have yours
Please act on your invite when it comes, and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them;
Please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.