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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine:

The vaccines approved for use in the UK have met strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness set out by the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

 

 Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine?

The NHS is running a programme where is vaccinates people most at risk from coronavirus in priority order.

On the Isle of Wight, health and social care staff are being vaccinated at St Mary’s hospital and vaccinations in the community are being given by GP practices. The over 80s and those people who live and work in care homes have already been prioritised. Vaccination Centres at the Riverside Centre in Newport and Westridge in Ryde will be opening soon.

Today, the Government announced that the vaccine rollout has extended to the next stage and…

It’s starting to be given to:

  • some people aged 70 and over 
  • some people who are clinically extremely vulnerable

The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

You can read the latest JCVI advice on priority groups for the COVID-19 vaccination on GOV.UK

In order to get the vaccine, you will need to be registered with a GP surgery in England. You can register with a GP if you do not have one.

If you have problems with transport and need help to get to your vaccination appointment, please tell your GP when you get your appointment letter and they will help you.

Other Helpful Links:

Read about the approved Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19 by MHRA on GOV.UK

Read about the approved Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 by MHRA on GOV.UK

Read about the approved Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 by MHRA on GOV.UK

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

(Updated 19/01/2021)