Covid-19 Vaccination priority groups

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This is the largest vaccination programme in the history of the NHS and will take several months to complete. If you are in the priority groups, please be assured that you will be contacted when the vaccine is available for you. Thank you for your patience. 

Please wait to be contacted by the NHS for your vaccination appointment, no one will be missed and you will be invited over the coming weeks if you are in an at risk group, if you have a query about the vaccine that cannot be answered through the FAQs, please do not contact your GP or our media line. Please contact PALS

 

We are following the national criteria when prioritising who receives the vaccine first, this will help us to save the most lives. The Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations (JCVI) advice have set criteria for who should get the vaccine in order of priority. Using patient records, you will be invited to attend an appointment when the vaccine is available and you are eligible. Please don't worry if you are in an eligible group and haven't been contacted yet, the NHS will be in contact over the coming weeks and months

Here you will find a breakdown of the priority groups that we will be vaccinating

Priority Risk group

  1. Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults
  2. All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
  3. All those 75 years of age and over
  4. All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (not including pregnant women and those under 16 years of age)
  5. All those 64 years of age and over
  6. Adults aged 16 to 65 years in an at-risk group (see clinical conditions below)
  7. All those 60 years of age and over
  8. All those 55 years of age and over
  9. All those 50 years of age and over
  10. Rest of the population (to be determined)

Clinical conditions list

  • 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 (who may require long term immunosuppressive treatments)
  • 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