Information on the vaccination programme in Gloucestershire
Latest update from the NHS on the COVID-19 vaccination programme.
Local GP services will be in touch soon, if they haven’t already, to offer an appointment slot locally to people aged 55 or over at one of 10 Primary Care Network GP led vaccination centres across the county. Residents are politely asked not to call their GP surgery - they will be in contact.
- Who will get the vaccine first?
- How is the vaccine being rolled out?
- Accessing the vaccination
- Where will people get the vaccine?
- Why should Health and Social Care Workers get the vaccination?
- How can I cancel my vaccination appointment?
- Who can I contact?
- Further information on the COVID-19 vaccination
- COVID-19 vaccination and MCA and Best Interests Decisions
Priority Cohort 2 Health and Social Care employers:
The Priority 2 Cohort includes all frontline social care workers working directly with children or adults who are more likely to be seriously unwell if they catch COVID-19.
This applies to employees working in local government, NHS, private sector and third sector, in any of the following settings:
- staff working with people in their own homes;
- day centres;
- care homes for working age adults;
- supported housing
You can find further information regarding eligibility.
Please contact us, via the ‘who can I contact’ tab, if you fall into the category outlined above and have not yet accessed your vaccination,
Unpaid carers are now being invited to receive their first COVID-19 vaccination, as part of Cohort 6. Unpaid carers are defined as:
- those in receipt of or entitled to a carer's allowance;
- those known to GPs who have a 'carer's flag' on their primary care record;
- those known to Local Authorities who are in receipt of support following a carer's assessment; and
- those known to local carers organisations to be actively receiving support for their caring role.
Carers will be contacted in phases, starting with those carers already known to health and social care services.
All eligible unpaid carers will be contacted by the NHS when it’s their turn to receive the vaccine and will be given information about how they should book their appointment. This will either be at a vaccination site in their local community supported by their GP practice, or at a large vaccination centre.
In some cases where caring responsibilities are shared, an additional person can be classed as a primary carer and receive a vaccination.
Every possible effort will be made to vaccinate eligible carers at the same time as the people they care for, such as when they accompany them for a vaccination.
If you are an unpaid carer and you are unsure if you are eligible, contact your local council or local carers organisation and they will advise you if you are able to receive your COVID-19 vaccine.
When it's your turn to have the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination you will be contacted directly.
The NHS website outlines who does not need to wait to be contacted based on their eligibility.
For further information about the vaccination programme in Gloucestershire visit the Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (GCCG) COVID vaccination programme hub.