COVID-19 vaccination

The NHS has started to vaccinate the most at-risk groups, including over-80s and social care workers, in the hospital hubs. The NHS will be starting to call people who fall into the priority groups over the coming weeks to book appointments.

Over the coming weeks the NHS will be extending deliveries to local vaccination services, and it is hoped that later this month the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) will allow batches to be split, meaning that vaccination teams can go into care homes to vaccinate those who can’t go to other services.

You can really help the NHS deliver this effectively to those who need it most.

  1. The NHS will contact you when it’s the right time to come forward, so please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine before then.
  2. The NHS asks you to act on your invite when it comes, and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them.
  3. The NHS asks you to continue abiding by all the social distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.

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