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Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine information

Information:

Last updated Wednesday the 26th of May 2021

Offers of new date/time for second COVID-19 dose appointments

You may have seen the news about different variants of coronavirus circulating in some parts of the country. It is important that we quickly respond to this. That is why, in line with government and JCVI (Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation) guidance, we are bringing forward when people that are at greater risk of getting seriously ill from coronavirus, get their second dose of the vaccine, if they haven’t already had it.

People affected by this will receive a letter offering an earlier appointment. They can choose an earlier date and time to get their second dose of the vaccine by using the National Booking Service online or by telephoning 119.

Please do not telephone your GP Practice.

Whilst people are urged to take up the offer of an earlier appointment, their original appointment will not be cancelled unless our records show their second dose has been completed earlier.

If you have already recently had your second dose, you do not need to take any action.

How to get your COVID-19 vaccination

Please see this page on NHS.UK for information on who is currently eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination, and how to get it.

Watch out for COVID-19 vaccination scams

Information:

Please remember, the COVID-19 vaccine is free of charge and only available through the NHS.

The NHS will not:

  • Ask for your bank account or card details
  • Ask for your PIN or banking password
  • Arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine
  • Ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport or driving license

How to report concerns:

  • If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up.
  • If you are suspicious about an email you have received, forward it to report@phishing.gov.uk.
  • Suspicious text messages should be forwarded to the number 7726
  • If you believe you are the victim of a fraud, please report this to Action Fraud as soon as possible by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk

For more information on COVID-19 scams please visit takefive-stopfraud.org.uk