Coronavirus Vaccine – Key Information

The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus. The vaccine is safe and effective and offers the best protection against Coronavirus.

The NHS will let individuals know when it is their turn to be vaccinated. Patients should wait to be contacted and not contact the NHS before then.

At this time, the vaccine is being offered in some hospitals to:

  • some people aged 80 and over who already have a hospital appointment in the next few weeks
  • people who work in care homes
  • health care workers at high risk.

A range of information and leaflets have been produced to help answer common questions that may arise. Click on the titles below to view:

What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine (4 Jan 2021)

Why do I have to wait for my COVID-19 vaccine

What to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination

COVID-19 vaccination guide for adults

COVID-19 vaccination guide for older adults

COVID-19 vaccination guide for over 80s

COVID-19 vaccination guide for pregnant women

COVID-19 vaccination guide for healthcare workers

The vaccine will be offered more widely, and at other locations, as soon as possible. The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). Meanwhile, everyone must continue to adhere to the local tier restriction rules and remember Hands, Face, Space.

For more information visit the NHS England website.