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COVID-19 vaccination - please be patient

The NHS has started giving the coronavirus vaccine. You will be contacted when it's your turn. Please do not contact the NHS - whether your local hospital, GP, or pharmacy - for a vaccination before then.

An independent group of experts has recommended that the NHS first offers these vaccines to those at highest risk of catching the disease and of suffering serious complications or dying from COVID-19.

This includes older adults in care homes and frontline health and social care workers. When more vaccine becomes available, the vaccines will be offered to other people at risk as soon as possible.

Some people who are housebound or live in a care home and who can’t get to local vaccination centre may have to wait for supply of the right type of vaccine. This is because only some vaccines can be transported between people’s homes.

You will be contacted as soon as there is enough vaccine available. For most people this will be a letter, either from their GP or the national NHS. This letter will include all the information you will need to book appointments, including your NHS number.

Please do not contact the NHS to get an appointment until you get this letter.

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