This is the biggest vaccination programme the NHS has ever undertaken.
The NHS is well-used to delivering millions of vaccines a year, and is moving quickly to roll out this vaccine to those who need it.
The large increase in cases seen in hospitals, and the emergence of a new variant of the virus shows that we cannot let our guard down now.
NHS staff are doing an incredible job to deliver the vaccination programme, at the same time as continuing to be there for everyone who needs care.
You have an important part to play to help them do this:
- unless you are aged 64 or over, eligible for Carer’s Allowance, or Clinically Extremely Vulnerable, please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine, we will contact you when it is the right time;
- when we do contact you, please attend your booked appointments at exactly the time you’re asked to, so that we can avoid queues in the cold weather;
- and whether you have had your vaccine or not, please continue to follow all the guidance in place to control the virus and save lives.