Who can get the vaccine
Eventually, everyone will be offered the vaccine to protect them from coronavirus. To reduce deaths and hospitalisations as much as possible, at first the vaccine is being offered to older people and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable to the virus. There are a total of nine priority groups that the Joint Committee on Vaccines and Immunisation, an independent group of health experts that advise the government, have identified as part of this first 'phase' of the vaccine programme.
Currently it is being offered to:
- people aged 70 and over
- people who live or work in care homes
- health care workers at high risk
- people who are clinically extremely vulnerable
You can read more about the vaccine and how it is being delivered in Lambeth, on the NHS South East London website.
When it's your turn to get a vaccine
The NHS will get in touch when it’s your turn to be vaccinated. They may contact you by phone call, letter, text or email. The COVID-19 vaccine is free, so any email that asks you to share bank details to book your vaccine is a scam.
If you're aged 70 and over and have not been vaccinated against COVID-19, but would like to be, you need to contact the NHS to arrange a vaccination. Book a vaccination with the NHS.
Covid-19 vaccination for frontline workers or regular volunteers that care for people who are clinically vulnerable
If staff or regular volunteers for your organisation are directly providing care or support to people who are clinically vulnerable to Covid-19, they may be eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine.