Covid-19 vaccination booking update for selected groups

You can now book a first covid-19 vaccination at a community pharmacy or vaccination centre without receiving an invitation, if you are in one of the priority groups 1-4 outlined by JCVI.  Specifically:

  • Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
  • All those 80 years of age and over frontline health and social care workers
  • All those 75 years of age and over
  • All those 70 years of age and over clinically extremely vulnerable individuals

A spokesperson for Healthier Together, said:

“If you are in priority groups 1 to 4, and haven’t received the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine and haven’t booked an appointment, you can go ahead and book a vaccination appointment without waiting for a letter. If you would prefer to be vaccinated at your local GP-led vaccination service please wait for them to contact you – please do not contact them.”

People in priority groups 1-4 (also known as cohorts 1-4) who have not received a first vaccine dose should call 119 or visit the NHS website to book an appointment.

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