The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine will give you the best protection against coronavirus.
The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus. The vaccine is being offered in some hospitals, some pharmacies and hundreds of local vaccination centres run by GPs.
You will be contacted when it is time for you to have the vaccine. For the moment, it's being given to:
- some people aged 80 and over who already have a hospital appointment in the next few weeks
- people who live or work in care homes
- health and social care workers at high risk
Around 200,000 people are being vaccinated every day which is great news, but even those who have had the vaccine still need to follow government guidelines while we wait for the numbers of those being vaccinated to catch up with the number of cases of the virus and for the vaccine to work (14 - 21 days).
For you to get the vaccine, you must be registered with a GP. Please register here if you are not.
Please do not fall victim to the many scams that are currently circulating.
THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THE VACCINE.
If you get a message or telephone call for your vaccine appointment, or someone turns up on your doorstep, check that it is genuine from your GP or hospital.
Sadly, there are a number of stories circulating about people being conned.
Your GP or hospital will never ask you for any money or to verify your bank details.
Stay safe and keep your money safe too.