Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a highly infectious respiratory infection, first identified in late 2019. It can spread quickly and cause serious illness, hospitalisation and death.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines have been approved for use by the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) and vaccinations have now begun.

NHS Inform provides information for the public on COVID-19 vaccinations (external website)

Eligible groups for COVID-19 vaccination

The vaccine is now available and we are prioritising the people who are at greater risk. The first people to be offered the free vaccine are:

  • residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
  • people aged 80 and over
  • frontline health and social care workers.

Vaccination for other groups will begin as soon as the supply of vaccine becomes available.

COVID-19 vaccine resources

We have produced resources to support the COVID-19 vaccination programme. 

View the COVID-19 vaccine resources

Care home resources

We have produced resources to promote the COVID-19 vaccinations for adults and workers in care homes. These include:

  • information for adults
  • leaflet for workers
  • email invitation text

View the care home COVID-19 vaccine resources

Healthcare workers resources

We have produced resources to support COVID-19 vaccinations for frontline healthcare worker staff. These include:

  • leaflet
  • poster
  • email invitation text
  • suggested social media wording
  • social media assets

View the healthcare worker COVID-19 vaccine resources

Social care workers resources

We have produced resources to promote the COVID-19 vaccinations for social care worker staff. These include:

  • leaflet
  • poster
  • email invitation text
  • suggested social media wording
  • social media assets

View the social care worker COVID-19 vaccine resources

GP resources

We have produced a range of resources to help GP surgeries support eligible groups as part of the vaccination rollout. These include:

  • information for adults
  • information for healthcare workers
  • information for social care workers
  • invitation letter text

View the GP COVID-19 vaccine resources

Last updated: 03 December 2020
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