COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

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With the much anticipated rollout of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine by the NHS now well underway, we bring you some key messages, useful information and links to additional online resources.

Please ensure you always check the relevant NHS and UK Government websites for the latest news and information on this fast moving program.

Key Messages

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It will give you the best protection against coronavirus.

The vaccine is one part of our defence – we still need to continue to ‘Stay at Home’ and with ‘hands, face, space’.

The NHS will let you know when it is your turn to have the vaccine. It is important not to contact the NHS for a vaccination before then. Please ensure however that you are registered with a GP.

As has been widely reported, the vaccine is made available to different groups of people at different stages of the rollout program.

This includes, for example, frontline health and care workers, people with pre-existing conditions that put them at the highest risk from Coronavirus, and those in certain age groups.

The leaflet below explains why people are asked to wait for their turn to be offered the vaccination and provides insights into the vaccination supplies.

As of now, people over 80 can get the MHRA approved vaccine. Remember, you need two doses to be protected from COVID-19. You’ll be contacted when it’s your turn.

Find out about the roll-out at nhs.uk/CovidVaccine.

Further Information

The leaflet below aimed at older adults provides information about the COVID-19 vaccination, who is eligible and who needs to have the vaccine to protect them from Coronavirus.

For information on what to expect after your vaccination please download the following leaflet.

Other guides and leaflets to address specific questions and concerns that some people may have, including a sheet with answers to frequently asked questions, can be found in the ‘Further Reading and Resources’ section at the bottom of this post.

Remember, the vaccine is one part of our defence! It is important that we continue to ‘Stay At Home’ and follow ‘hands, face and space’!

Further Reading and Resources

NHS Website with Up-To-Date Information on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination and Rollout:

Link to NHS Website

Discussion on the importance for people of deprived and minority backgrounds to get the vaccine:

COVID -19 Vaccination – guide for women of childbearing age who are currently pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding using British Sign Language (BSL) language:

Download the Video here:
LINK

Do the vaccines contain any pork products? 
LINK

How do I know the vaccine is safe? 
LINK

Covid-19 Vaccination – guide for older adults using British Sign Language (BSL):

Download the Video here:
LINK

COVID -19 Vaccination – guide for women of childbearing age who are currently pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding using British Sign Language (BSL) language:

Download the Video here:
LINK





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Post published on 13 January 2021

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