The NHS is offering the Covid-19 vaccine to the people most at risk first. They are working through their list in this order (as best they can):
- Older adults that are a resident in a care home and their care workers.
- Everyone aged 80+ and all health and social care workers.
- Everyone aged 75+.
- Everyone aged 70+ and all those considered clinically extremely vulnerable and have been shielding.
- Everyone aged 65+.
- Everyone aged 16-64 with an underlying health condition which puts them at higher risk of becoming seriously unwell, and unpaid carers.
- Everyone 60+.
- Everyone 55+.
- Everyone 50+.
The NHS will contact you when it’s your turn. You do have to be registered with a GP surgery to be in the system. Does your GP practice have your up to date email or phone number? If their first offer is too far away you can wait for a nearer site to become available. You can also book on behalf of someone else so long as you have their NHS number.
If you have already received a letter you can book your vaccination online here.
On the day you’ll need to take along your face mask and your booking reference number.
Age UK have useful detailed information on their website, as does the NHS.