Covid-19 Vaccine

While there are a number of different vaccines being developed and trialled, we don’t yet know which will be approved for use or when this might happen for each. A vaccine will not be approved and licensed until it is proven to be safe and effective.

While we don’t expect a COVID-19 vaccine to be widely available until 2021, the NHS is making preparations now so that we are ready as soon as a vaccine is approved and becomes available.

A prioritisation list has been produced in order for the vaccine to be delivered to groups who will need it first. The NHS will contact you when you are eligible to receive the vaccine and provide you with information about location and date.

Given the current requirements for social distancing, and the number of people who need to be vaccinated, you may be asked to attend a vaccination site. This may be your GP surgery or another location, such as another NHS building or designated vaccination site.

Key messages

  •  A vaccine is not yet available
  • When one is available it will be given in order of priority to those at highest risk first.
  • We will be in contact with you with information about where and when you will need to receive the vaccine, please wait to hear from us.