The NHS are responsible for the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines and will be in touch with you when it’s your turn to be vaccinated.
Beware of vaccine scams. Covid-19 vaccines will always be available free of charge. The NHS will never ask you to share bank details to confirm your identity or pay for a vaccine.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus.
The COVID-19 vaccination will reduce the chance of you suffering from COVID-19 disease. It may take a few weeks for your body to build up protection from the vaccine. The vaccine has been shown to be effective and no safety concerns were seen in studies of more than 20,000 people.
Like all medicines, no vaccine is completely effective – some people may still get COVID-19 despite having a vaccination, but this should be less severe.
Who is eligible for the vaccine?
The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine those at highest risk of catching the infection and of suffering serious complications if they catch the infection.
- older adults
- frontline health and social care workers
- care home residents and staff
- those with certain clinical conditions
When more vaccine becomes available, the vaccines will be offered to other people at risk as soon as possible.
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
The vaccine will be offered more widely, and at other locations, as soon as possible.
This page will be updated when the vaccine is more widely available and more information is available about how to get it.
Please follow the links below for more information from the government and the NHS about the vaccine rollout.
- COVID-19 vaccines: commonly asked questions
- Information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine on the NHS website
- Why you have to wait for your COVID-19 vaccine
- COVID-19 vaccination: guide for older adults
- What to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination
- Read the latest JCVI advice on priority groups for the COVID-19 vaccination on GOV.UK