The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk.
The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). You can read the latest advice from the JCVI on the priority groups here.
In England, the COVID-19 vaccine is being offered in some hospitals and pharmacies, at local centres run by GPs and at larger vaccination centres. More centres are opening all the time.
In central Lancashire, it is being given to those:
- Aged 25 and over
- Aged 18 and over with any underlying health conditions
- Aged 18 and over AND living, caring or working with anyone with underlying health conditions
- Health and Social Care staff
- Any carers – paid or unpaid. You will not be asked for proof as unpaid carers are eligible.
The NHS is now inviting people aged 25 and over to book their vaccination appointment via the national booking system: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or by calling 119.
It is important you attend and receive your second dose for maximum protection. If you have not yet booked your second dose, please do so as soon as possible.
If you are still waiting for your vaccination invitation....
Thank you to everyone within our communities for your support and understanding and we ask at this time that unless you have been tld otherwise, please do not contact the NHS to book a vaccination appointment. You will be automatically invited to attend your local vaccination service, you do not need to contact your local NHS. You will be contacted when it is the right time for you to book your appointment.