Covid Vaccine Roll Out Schedule

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C19 prioritisation

The UK Covid vaccination programme has started.

An independent group of experts has recommended that the NHS first offers these vaccines to those at highest risk of catching the disease and of suffering serious complications or dying from COVID-19. This includes older adults in care homes and frontline health and social care workers.

When more vaccine becomes available, the vaccines will be offered to other people at risk as soon as possible. The order of cohorts to be invited will be as follows:

1. Current Cohort:

  • living in a care home for older adults
  • a frontline health care worker
  • a frontline social care worker
  • a carer working in a care home for older residents

2.Those aged over 80 years. This has started for those who are able to attend clinics for the Pfizer vaccine.

3. Those aged over 75 years

4.Those aged over 70 years and

Adults on the NHS shielded patient list

5.Those aged over 65 years

6. Adults under 65 years with certain long term conditions * ; and

Adults who provide regular care for an elderly or disabled person, and

Younger adults in long stay nursing and residential settings

7. Those aged 50 to 64 will be offered it later.

* Long term clinical conditions list (6):

  • a blood cancer (such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma)
  • diabetes
  • dementia
  • a heart problem
  • a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including bronchitis, emphysema or severe asthma
  • a kidney disease
  • a liver disease
  • lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as HIV infection, steroid medication, chemotherapy or radiotherapy)
  • rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or psoriasis
  • have had an organ transplant
  • had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
  • a neurological or muscle wasting condition
  • a severe or profound learning disability
  • a problem with your spleen, example sickle cell disease, or you have had your spleen removed
  • are seriously overweight (BMI of 40 and above)
  • are severely mentally ill

Patients will be contacted for a booster vaccination around 12 weeks after their initial dose in line with National policy

More information is available on the Government site