COVID-19 vaccination

Vaccination update - March

The NHS is vaccinating in line with Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) guidance which sees people invited to be vaccinated in order of risk, which increases with age. Visit the GOV.UK website for more informtion about the guidance from JCVI.

You do not need to wait to be contacted before booking your vaccine appointment if any of the following apply:

  • you are aged 50 or over
  • you are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • you are an eligible frontline health or social care worker
  • you have a condition that puts you at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
  • you have a learning disability
  • you are a main carer for someone at high risk from coronavirus.

If you are in any of these groups you can book your appointment at a larger vaccination centre or a pharmacy that provides COVID-19 vaccinations by visiting the NHS website to book your vaccination now or call 119.

Alternatively, you can wait to be contacted by the NHS.

What you need to know about the COVID-19 second appointment

  • If you have chosen to be vaccinated in one of the local vaccination centres (by booking online through the National Booking System  or by calling 119), you will have booked both the first and second vaccinations at the same time.
  • If you have been contacted by your GP to book your first dose:
    • you might have received an appointment for the second dose
    • your GP might choose to contact you at a later time to arrange a booking for the second dose (closer to when your second dose is due).
  • If you already have a second vaccination appointment booked, you don’t need to do anything else – just attend the site at the time and date given.  

Useful to know:

  • You will have the second dose 11 to 12 weeks after having the first dose, in line with the national clinical guidance.
  • If you haven't been offered a second dose appointment when booking the first one, you will be contacted about 11 weeks after you received your first dose.
  • The centre that gave you your first vaccination is responsible for ensuring you are contacted to receive your second dose.
  • When going for the second dose appointment, please take your ID and the card you were given when you received your first vaccine. This details which vaccine you received so that vaccinators can be sure you are receiving the correct second dose.
  • The NHS is currently asking people to attend the same place for both their vaccination doses.
  • Download our FAQs for more details on the second dose of the vaccine.

Visit the Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin Hospital NHS Trust website for information about the vaccination programme

Visit the NHS website for information about the COVID-19 vaccine

Last updated: 22/03/2021 08:59

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