Information on the NHS vaccine delivery plan
The NHS has a clear vaccine delivery plan and will contact local people when it's their turn to get the vaccine.
Those at most at risk from severe illness and complications from COVID-19 have been prioritised. In addition, NHS and social care workers are also in a priority cohort so that they are able to work safely.
The NHS will let you know when it is your turn to have the vaccine. It is important to wait to be contacted by the NHS. Please do not to contact the NHS to ask about vaccination before then. Blocking GP and hospital phone lines with appointment queries stops other people getting healthcare and diverts staff time, meaning the vaccine rollout will be slower.
When you get your call from the NHS for your vaccine, please take up your appointment for your first dose. Everyone will receive their second dose within 12 weeks of their first, in line with national guidance.
The full priority list is available on the GOV.UK website.
Both the Pfizer and Oxford vaccines have been approved for use in the UK and have been through rigorous tests and approval processes to prove they are safe and effective.
They have met strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness set out by the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). More information on safety is available on the NHS website.
Patients will not have a choice about the vaccine they receive when they are called for an appointment.
The NHS is delivering the roll-out of the vaccine programme.
Vaccination is offered to people in priority order, as set by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.
Anyone who cannot or does not want to travel to a large site can be vaccinated by their local GP service – just wait for a call, text or letter. If you receive a letter from a large vaccination centre, it does not mean you are taken off your GP list. You do not need to let your GP know if you get vaccinated at a large-scale centre.
Torbay GP practices have come together to manage the COVID-19 vaccination service at the Riviera International Conference Centre (RICC) in Torquay. In order to help people know what to expect when they attend the centre, a patient information video has been produced.
The vaccine will also be offered more widely through large-scale vaccination centres once eligibility is extended to wider groups.
The NHS will let you know when it is your turn to have the vaccine. It is important to wait to be contacted by the NHS. Please do not to contact the NHS to ask about vaccination before then.
More information is available on the NHS website.
Yes. Anyone who has had the vaccine must continue to follow government guidance on ‘Hands, Face, Space’ and continue to act as if they have COVID, even after they have been vaccinated.
The COVID-19 vaccination programme has been underway since December 2020.
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