Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine
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The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus.
If you would like to view vaccination FAQs in other languages, please visit the NHS resources page.
The NHS is currently offering the Covid-19 vaccine to people at highest risk of catching the infection and of suffering serious complications if they catch the infection.
It's currently being given to:
- People aged 80 and over
- Some people aged 70 and over
- Some people who are clinically extremely vulnerable
- People who live or work in care homes
- Health and social care workers
The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). Read the latest JCVI advice on priority groups for the COVID-19 vaccination on GOV.UK.
The NHS will let you know when it's your turn to have the vaccine. It's important not to contact the NHS for a vaccination before then. Letters are being sent out every week – you might not get your letter straight away.
If you've been sent a letter you can book your vaccination appointments online.