The NHS will be starting to vaccinate the most at-risk groups, including over-80s and social care workers in the hospital hubs, when we have the vaccines in place.
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 we will be extending deliveries to local vaccination services, and we hope that later this month the 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. Our asks are:
- We 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;
- Please act on your invite when it comes, and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them;
- And of course, please continue to abide by all the social distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.
If you have not yet been approached about having the Covid-19, please read the information: why you are being asked to wait.