The NHS will be starting to vaccinate the most at-risk groups, including over-80s and social care workers, in the hospital hubs when the vaccines are in place. The NHS will start to call people who fall into the priority groups over the coming weeks to book appointments.
Over the coming weeks deliveries will be extended to local vaccination services, and it is hoped that later this month the MHRA will allow batches to be split, meaning that vaccination teams can go into care homes to vaccinate those who can’t go to other services.
You can really help the NHS deliver this effectively to those who need it most. Their asks are:
- they will contact you when it’s the right time to come forward, so please do not contact the NHS to seek a vaccine before then;
- please act on your invite when it comes, and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them;
- and of course, please continue to abide by all the social distancing, wearing of face masks and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.