Covid-19 vaccine information & FAQs

Published on: Tuesday 22 December 2020

The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus. It's being given to:

  • people aged 18 and over
  • people with a condition that puts them at high risk - (clinically extremely vulnerable)
    (More information about people in this group can be found here)
  • people who live or work in care homes
  • people aged 18+ and you live with someone who is at higher risk from Covid either because they are aged 50 or over or they have a health condition (book as carer)
  • health and social care workers
  • people with a condition that puts them at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
  • people with a learning disability

Book your vaccine on the national booking system or contact your GP.

Questions & answers

Read our FAQ here for answers to your questions.

Having your second vaccine

It is important that you have both doses of your vaccine.

The first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine offers a high level of protection, but to get longer-lasting protection everyone will need to get a second dose.

It is important that you come back for your second jab when you are contacted, or if you have an appointment booked. You will have two doses of the same vaccine.

You can now book your second vaccine at eight weeks through the national booking system.

We are also trying to offer people their second vaccine as soon as possible, this may mean you are contacted and invited in for your second dose earlier than you expected. 

More information here –