Covid-19 vaccine update

The NHS in St Helens is now vaccinating its GP registered population in order of age and clinical risk

The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus.

When it's your turn, you will receive a letter asking you to log on to the national booking service at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination to book an appointment. Anyone unable to book online can call 119 free of charge, anytime between 7am and 11pm seven days a week.

The vaccine is currently being given to:

  • people aged 56 and over
  • people who are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • people who are at moderate risk from coronavirus (clinically vulnerable)
  • people who live or work in care homes
  • health and social care workers
  • people who are eligible for Carer's Allowance – find out more about Carer's Allowance on GOV.UK

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.

Below is a short walk through of the local vaccination centre

Detailed information on the vaccine is available here:

www.gov.uk/government/collections/immunisation

www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine

As well as a patient leaflet which can be downloaded:

Covid-19 vaccination guide for adults

The Covid vaccination is only available through the NHS to eligible groups and is a free vaccination.