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COVID-19 vaccinations: frequently asked questions - updated 12 May 2021
The NHS is currently offering Covid-19 vaccinations to people in the following priority groups:
If you are in one of these groups, you will be contacted when it is your turn for a vaccination, either by your practice or the NHS national booking service.
Anyone aged 55 or over can book an appointment through the national booking service without waiting for a letter or by calling 119. This will be extended to people in cohort 9 (50-54) over the next few weeks so keep an eye on the site homepage to see when you can use the service.
We know lots of people will be eager to get protected but please do not contact your GP practice or the NHS for an appointment. The NHS is working hard to make sure those at greatest risk are offered the vaccine first and people will not be able to make an appointment until they have received an invitation.
Covid-19 vaccinations are free of charge and only available through the NHS. Text messages from the NHS will show as being sent from NHSvaccine and will only link to the NHS.uk website. The NHS will never ask you for your bank account or card details, your PIN or banking password, or ask you to press a button on your keypad.
Please continue to follow all the safety guidance even when you’ve had the vaccine as you may still be able to spread the disease, in particular hand hygiene, wearing a face mask and social distancing.
or more information about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination or see these frequently asked questions.
The Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations has updated its guidance and is now advising that pregnant women should be offered COVID-19 vaccines at the same time as people of the same age or risk group. They have said it is preferable for pregnant women to have the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine where available because they've been more widely used during pregnancy in other countries and no safety concerns have been identified. There is no evidence to suggest that other vaccines are unsafe for pregnant women but more research is needed.
You should speak to a healthcare professional before you have the vaccination to discuss the benefits and risks with you. You should also read the COVID-19 leaflet for childbearing, pregnant or breastfeeding women than can be found by clicking this link.
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have summarised the latest information and have answered a number of frequently asked questions that can be found by visiting this webpage.
Selected documents from Public Health England relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme. For the full list of documents, visit the Public Health England website.
Translations and alternative formats (including British sign language, large print and easy read versions) are also available on a variety of topics on Public Health England’s resource centre.
British Sign Language (BSL) videos related to the vaccination programme, along with leaflets on which these videos are based on are also available to download, with paper copies are also available to order.
These leaflets and translated leaflets can also be viewed, downloaded or ordered as paper copies via the Health Publications orderline website at https://www.healthpublications.gov.uk/Login.html
For the full list of COVID-19 vaccination programme documents, visit the Public Health England website. For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/
Vaccine guidance videos in English and in community launguages are available on our YouTube channel, including messages in Pashto, Polish, Slovak and Urdu
Information about the COVID-19 vaccine is also availalble from:
In this vaccination video created by Sikh Alliance Yorkshire, Bibi Kulwant Kaur takes us to her Covid-19 vaccination appointment and explains the process. Spoken in Punjabi with English subtitles.
In this follow-up video, Bibi goes on to share her thoughts after being vaccinated and her wish that everyone has the vaccination to benefit the whole community. Spoken in Punjabi with English subtitles.
The following charities have worked with the NHS to produce advice about the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine and certain health conditions. If you have a health condition that means you are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, or you are an adult carer, the NHS will contact you to arrange your vaccination appointment.
Information on this page correct at the time of publication.