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COVID-19 national vaccination programme

This is the biggest vaccination programme the NHS has ever undertaken. For more information about the vaccine, please visit our FAQ page about the COVID-19 vaccine here. If you have questions about how the programme is being delivered in our area, please visit our FAQ page on the programme here.

For information about the vaccine in a range of community languages, please visit our page with resources for communities and faith groups here. If you recently received a letter from Government telling you you have now been added to the Shielded Patient List, you can find out more about this here.

The NHS is well-used to delivering millions of vaccines a year, and is moving quickly to roll out this vaccine to those who need it, but it’s important that we remember this will be a marathon, not a sprint.

The large increase in cases seen in hospitals, and the emergence of a new variant of the virus shows that we cannot let our guard down now. 

NHS staff are doing an incredible job to deliver what it is the largest vaccination programme in our history, at the same time as continuing to be there for everyone who needs care.

The public have an important part to play to help them do this:

  • unless you are eligible to use the National Booking Service, please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine, we will contact you when it is the right time. You can check if you are currently eligible to use the National Booking Service on the NHS website here;

  • when we do contact you, please attend your booked appointments at exactly the time you’re asked to, so that we can avoid lengthy queues;
  • and whether you have had your vaccine or not, please continue to follow all the guidance in place to control the virus and save lives.   
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This information is correct as at: 11/05/2021