The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
Read the latest JCVI advice on priority groups for the COVID-19 vaccination on GOV.UK
The NHS will let you know when it’s your turn to have the vaccine. It’s important not to contact the NHS for a vaccination before then.
For full advice and information please visit:
NHS – Coronavirus Vaccine
Easy read information
This vaccination programme is the biggest in NHS history and is a phased rollout – some areas have started this week and others will be starting very soon. There is some information about the current sites open/opening in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent which you may find helpful, and a link to a leaflet explaining it all. There is also an easy read version from Mencap.
We know that you will be keen to share updates on the COVID-19 vaccine with your networks. The links below have some key resources and materials that will help raise awareness of the importance of the vaccine.
Available resources include:
• Social media graphics
• Social media animations
• Email signature
• Digital screens
You can access all the above resources here: Vaccine Resources
NHS Vaccine Video
This is a short film which describes what is a vaccine is, how vaccines are made, why you should get a vaccine, whether a vaccine make you ill and how to decide whether to have a vaccine.
New resources including a template letter for parent carers refused access to vaccines in priority group 6 and some Facebook frames for parents to celebrating getting their jab.
Contact calls for information about vaccines for high-risk children on Channel 4 News | Contact
This includes a link so you can watch the feature and a link to our new campaign petition so supporters can back our call. https://contact.org.uk/about-contact/news-and-views/contact-calls-for-more-information-about-development-of-vaccine-for-high-risk-children/
Contact produces template letter to help carers struggling to get the COVID vaccinehttps://contact.org.uk/about-contact/news-and-views/contact-produces-template-letter-to-help-carers-struggling-to-get-the-covid-vaccine/
Adults on the learning disability register prioritised for Covid vaccine in England, Wales and Scotland
This includes links to the relevant guidance and information on getting on the learning disability register.