COVID-19 vaccination

Vaccination update - June

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 information about the guidance from JCVI.

You can now book your COVID-19 vaccination if:

  • you are aged 23 or over or if you will turn 23 before 1 July 2021
  • you are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable) - visit the NHS website for more information about who is at high risk from coronavirus
  • you have a condition that puts you at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
  • you have a learning disability
  • you are a carer - you get a Carer's Allowance or other support; your GP record shows you are a carer.

If you think you are an eligible unpaid carer who has not been contacted for your coronavirus vaccination, speak to your GP surgery.

Visit the NHS website to book your vaccination now or call 119.

Thank you to everyone who's had their vaccine so far.


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

The second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine helps to provide longer-term protection.

Don't delay in getting your second dose when it is offered to you.

  • If you are aged 49 or under,  you will have the second dose 11 to 12 weeks after having the first dose.
  • If you are aged 50 or over or in a high risk group -  your second dose appointment will be brought forward from 12 to 8 weeks. The NHS will contact you by text, letter or email, there's no need to contact the NHS or your GP.
  • If you have had your first dose and have not yet been offered an appointment for your second dose, you will be contacted with an appointment for your second vaccination in due course. You will be contacted by the team you received your first dose of the vaccine from.
  • If you have chosen to be vaccinated at one of the vaccination centres, you will have booked both the first and second vaccinations at the same time when you book online or via 119.

Always 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.”

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: 15/06/2021 09:21

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