We understand that people are anxious to receive a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. However, please don’t contact your GP practice, local hospital or council to seek a COVID-19 vaccine appointment – appointments cannot be made in this way.
If you’re eligible for a vaccine, but are yet to be contacted, please remain patient. You will not be missed.
This is just the beginning of the largest vaccination programme the country has ever seen and we will make sure that the people who need it most (and those that care for them) are able to access the vaccine in a safe way with the least delay.
When you are invited for a vaccine, please act on your invite and make sure you attend appointments when you arrange them.
Please also continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing and hand hygiene guidance as, until a vaccine has been fully rolled out, this is the most effective way to reduce transmission of the virus and help save lives.
As of December 2020, the first phase of the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme has began.
The vaccination might not be delivered by your local GP Surgery but at a nearby location.
When it is the right time for you, you will receive an invitation to come forward and also told the next steps you should take.
For most people, this will be in the form of a letter from their GP surgery or national NHS.
This letter will include all the information you need to book appointments, including your NHS number which is a requirement.
Please do not contact the NHS or your GP surgery to get an appointment.