Following extensive trials, the first safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine has been approved in the UK and is now available to priority groups.
Vaccinations are being delivered according to priority groups identified by the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). The vaccinations may not take place at your GP practice, but rather a local vaccination service (led by GPs, practice nurses and community pharmacists) who are responsible for delivering the vaccine to people in your community.
When it is the right time for you to receive your vaccination, you will receive an invitation to come forward. This may be via text message, phone, or through a letter either from your GP or the national booking system.
We know lots of people will be eager to get protected but we are asking people not to contact us to get an appointment as you will not be able to get one until you are contacted.
Find out more about the vaccines and the local vaccination process at the Healthier Together website.
- Moving to vaccinate cohorts 3 & 4
- National letters are being sent out to the over 70s and clinically extremely vulnerable
- Safety of the AstraZeneca Vaccination
- Covid 19 information in alternative language formats
- COVID-19 vaccination: women of childbearing age, currently pregnant or breastfeeding – available in alternative language formats
- COVID-19 vaccination: Guide for adults – available in alternative language formats
- COVID-19 vaccination: what to expect after vaccination – available in alternative language formats