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The NHS is now offering vaccinations to people who are most at risk from Covid-19. This follows the approval of both the Pfizer BioNTech and Oxford AstraZeneca vaccines as safe and effective after extensive trials.
The first vaccinations are being offered to people in the priority groups identified by the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), starting with people in care homes and those aged 80 and over.
Groups of GP practices are working together to provide vaccines from local centres and in care homes and will contact eligible patients when it is their turn. Vaccines for frontline health and care workers will also be offered at hospital ‘hubs’ to staff who are at the greatest risk of catching Covid-19.
We know lots of people will be eager to get protected but you will be invited for a vaccine when it’s your turn so please do not contact your 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 their invitation.
As more supplies of the vaccines become available, we will be able to offer vaccinations to more people and at other locations. These will include local vaccination services provided by GPs and pharmacists, in people’s homes if they can’t come to us and new dedicated vaccination centres to make sure that everyone who needs a vaccine is able to get one.
Please note that vaccinations are free of charge and only available through the NHS. Anyone who claims to be able to provide you with a vaccine for a fee is likely to be committing a crime and should be reported to the Police online or by calling 112. The NHS will never ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text asking you to confirm you want the vaccine.
This will be the largest vaccination programme in the history of the NHS and you can really help us to deliver it to those that need it most by doing the following:
For more information about the vaccine, please see these frequently asked questions.
For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine, visit nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination.
Infographic: how to get your COVID-19 vaccination
Vaccine guidance videos in English and in community launguages are available on our YouTube channel, including messages in Pashto, Polish, Slovak and Urdu
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.
COVID-19 vaccination: why you are being asked to wait
Information about COVID-19 vaccination supplies
COVID-19 vaccination: consent form and letter for healthcare workers
Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination consent form and letter templates for healthcare workers.
COVID-19 vaccination: consent form and letter for social care staff
Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination consent form and letter templates for social care staff.
COVID-19 vaccination: consent forms and letters for care home residents
Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination consent forms and letter templates for care home residents.
COVID-19 vaccination: care home and healthcare settings posters
This COVID-19 vaccination first phase priority groups poster is suitable for all care home and healthcare settings.
COVID-19 vaccination: what to expect after vaccination
Information for people who have had their first COVID-19 vaccination.
Guidance to vaccination centres on managing allergic reactions following COVID-19 vaccination with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine
Statement by Dr June Raine, Chief Executive of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency on the guidance to vaccination centres on managing allergic reactions following COVID-19 vaccination with the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.
COVID-19 vaccination: a guide for social care staff
Information for frontline health and social care workers on COVID-19 vaccination.
COVID-19 vaccination: guide for healthcare workers
Information for frontline healthcare workers on COVID-19 vaccination.
COVID-19 vaccination: guide for older adults
Information for eligible adults on COVID-19 vaccination.
COVID-19 vaccination: women of childbearing age, currently pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding
Information for all women of childbearing age, those currently pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding on coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination.
COVID-19: the green book, chapter 14a
Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination information for public health professionals.
Document links on this page were last updated on: 31 December 2020
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/