Information about the Coronavirus vaccine
It is wonderful news that the Coronavirus vaccine is being given to people in the vulnerable groups now. But you need to play your part too.
Please do not contact your GP surgery about it – you will be contacted with an offer of an appointment when the time is right for you and the vaccine is available.
If you live near one of the regional vaccination centres, you may be contacted separately with information about this too.
If you have received a letter from the NHS nationally inviting you to book your vaccine at one of these regional sites by visiting a website or calling 119 – please don't worry if you are struggling to get through on the phone or have gone online and find that the sites on offer are too far to travel to.
Seven mass vaccination sites have been set up by the NHS nationally and are running alongside local GP-led vaccinations with the aim of offering as many options to people as possible to get vaccinated.
If you don’t want to attend one of these sites you will still be able to have your vaccine from the local GP-led service and will be contacted directly by your GP practice by phone in the coming weeks.
GP surgeries working together are giving the vaccine, so you may not have it at your usual surgery.
The over 80s are being given the vaccine first, but do not worry if you are over 80 and have not been contacted yet, you will do soon.
Please do not attend your vaccination appointment if you have Coronavirus symptoms. Cancel the appointment and you will be given another date for your vaccination.
Attend the appointment at the right time. If you come early you will have to wait. Wear appropriate clothing for an injection and a facemask.
Unless you need assistance, please come alone for your vaccination as social distancing needs to be adhered too.
Getting vaccinated is the best way to keep safe from COVID-19 but even after your inoculation you must abide by restrictions, handwashing and social distancing.