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NHS England Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine information

Updated: May 9, 2023



The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus. The vaccine is being offered in some hospitals and, from this week, hundreds of local vaccination centres run by GPs.


Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine

It's being given to:

  • some people aged 80 and over who already have a hospital appointment in the next few weeks

  • people who live or work in care homes

  • health care workers at high risk

The vaccine will be offered more widely, and at other locations, as soon as possible.

The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).


Wait to be contacted

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.


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