There is a set order of priority for age groups to receive the COVID vaccines:
JCVI (joint committee for vaccination & immunisation) advises that the first priorities for the COVID-19 vaccination programme should be the prevention of mortality and the maintenance of the health and social care systems. As the risk of mortality from COVID-19 increases with age, prioritisation is primarily based on age.
The order of priority for each group in the population corresponds with data on the number of individuals who would need to be vaccinated to prevent one death, estimated from UK data obtained from March to June 2020 (see reference 3).
This priority list is as follows:
1. residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
2. all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
3. all those 75 years of age and over
4. all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
5. all those 65 years of age and over
6. all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
7. all those 60 years of age and over
8. all those 55 years of age and over
9. all those 50 years of age and over
Dates of recepit of each vaccine delivery are likely to be extremely short notice.
Please DO NOT call the surgery to ask for the vaccine as we WILL contact patients in the appropriate cohort at the time we know we will be getting the vaccine.
Unfortunately this is not a '1st come 1st served' offer. 'Who' gets the vaccine 1st has been dictated by the JCVI based on age group, & we cannot waver from that.
We will update the website when we know dates, & who will be invited.
Here are some useful links regarding the vaccination: