Covid-19 Vaccination Programme phase 3 outline

Covid-19 Vaccination Programme phase 3 outline


For the 2021 COVID-19 booster vaccine programme individuals who received vaccination in Phase 1 of the COVID-19 vaccination programme (priority groups 1 to 9) should be offered a third dose COVID-19 booster vaccine.

This includes:

  • those living in residential care homes for older adults
  • all adults aged 50 years or over
  • frontline health and social care workers
  • all those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19 (as set out in the green book), and adult carers
  • adult household contacts (aged 16 or over) of immunosuppressed individuals

As most younger adults will only have received their second COVID-19 vaccine dose in late summer or early autumn, the benefits of booster vaccination in this group will be considered at a later time when more information is available. In general, younger, healthy individuals may be expected to generate stronger vaccine-induced immune responses from primary course vaccination compared to older individuals. Pending further evidence otherwise, booster doses in this population may not be required in the near term. 

JCVI advice is that the Covid-19 booster can be given together, at the same time as the flu vaccine.

Phase 3 of the Covid-19 vaccination programme, primarily focused on the delivery of a booster vaccine, is due to begin in September 2021, with the aim to maximise protection in those who are most vulnerable to serious Covid-19 ahead of the winter months. Influenza (flu) vaccines are also delivered in the autumn months. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) have considered this and state that where possible, a combined approach to the delivery of Covid-19 and influenza vaccination could support the delivery and maximise uptake of both vaccines.

It's important to note that within phase 3 of the programme is the offer of a first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to 12-15 year olds, and the continuation of an offer to those who are eligible but are yet to take up a first or second dose of the vaccine.

Covid-19 Vaccination Programme Phase 3 Equalities and Health Inequalities Impact Assessment (1.05 MB)


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Videos explaining the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme in Surrey Heartlands

 

You can find below a series of videos about the vaccination programme across Surrey Heartlands.

How the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme is working in Surrey Heartlands

How the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme is working in Surrey Heartlands

 

How will I be invited to my Covid-19 Vaccination (NHS video)

How will I be invited to my Covid-19 Vaccination (NHS video)

 

Covid-19 Vaccination Programme, in conversation with Dr Sally Johnson

Covid-19 Vaccination, in conversation with Dr Sally Johnson Heartlands

 

Further national Covid-19 vaccination video resources, including information in BSL and community languages, can be found on our Coronavirus (COVD-19) Vaccination Resources webpage.

 

 

 

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Covid-19 Booster Vaccinations

 

Please note your COVID-19 Vaccination does not protect you against flu, for information regarding your flu vaccination visit our Flu Vaccination webpage.

 

Eligbility

The Booster programme will be rolled out to the same priority groups as previously for the first dose COVID vaccination. This means priority will be given in the first instance to:

  • Care home residents, health and social care workers
  • People aged over 50
  • Those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19
  • Adult carers, and adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals.

Those who are in these priority groups for the booster will be contacted to come forward for their Booster. Please note there must be at least a six month gap from your second vaccination to becoming eligible for a booster. 

Those people who are currently on the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable list will also be given priority for the COVID Booster Vaccine.

 

Frequently asked questions

 

Covid-19 Vaccination Services in Surrey

Vaccination services are running in a number of community locations.

You can find out more, including details of locations and availability of walk-in vaccination clinics with no appointments required on our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Centres webpage. Please note walk-in vaccinations for Booster doses are currently limited.

 

Covid-19 Vaccination Resources

For a range of helpful resources, including information in community languages, research, videos and much more, visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Resources webpage.

 

 

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First and second dose Covid-19 vaccinations

 

Please note your COVID-19 Vaccination does not protect you against flu, for information regarding your flu vaccination visit our Flu Vaccination webpage.

 

Eligbility

You do not need to wait to be contacted before booking your first dose vaccine appointment if any of the following apply:

  • you are aged 16 or over
  • You can book your appointment near to where you live. When you receive a text inviting you to book your vaccination appointment, just click on the link and you will be given a range of dates and times to choose from.
  • You can also attend a larger vaccination centre or a pharmacy that provides COVID-19 vaccinations via the online coronavirus vaccination appointments facility now.
  • The local NHS will be inviting those aged 16+ to have their first vaccination in the coming weeks. Texts will be sent initially with details on how to book an appointment. Please help us by being patient, you or your child will be contacted.
  • Please note if you are aged 39yrs and younger you will be offered either Pfizer or Moderna as an alternative to the AstraZeneca vaccine unless there is a strong clinical indication otherwise. This is based on guidance issued by the Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisations (JCVI) on 7 May 2021.

Appointments for a second dose will be at least 8 weeks since date of first dose and same vaccine type, in line with government guidance.

 

How will I be contacted for my second dose appointment?

If you attended one of the National Mass Vaccination Sites, you should already have your appointment for your second dose. Please call 119 if you have any issues relating to your second dose appointment in a mass vaccination centre.

Local GP-led vaccination sites will contact individuals by text or by telephone with appointment details as the second dose time frame approaches. You do not need to contact the NHS. Or you can take advantage of one of our walk-in services that are advertised on our website.

If you have any issues relating to your second dose you can contact the Local Vaccination Service where you had your first dose appointment as follows:

  • East Surrey - Alliance for Better Care (ABC)
    • 0333 370 4110
  • Guildford and Waverley - ProCare
    • 01483 362522
  • North West Surrey - North West Surrey Integrated Care Service (NICS)
    • 0300 561 1324
  • Surrey Downs - please contact the CCG Vaccination Enquiry Service
    • see details below

Please do not call the above numbers for any other enquiries about the vaccination programme. We ask everyone to be patient.

Please note that second doses cannot be brought forward beyond existing timeframes due to travel plans, whether for work or for leisure. Please do not ask for appointments to be amended for this reason.

Alternatively you can visit one of our pop-up and walk-in vaccination clinics if you are 8 weeks since date of your first dose vaccination and if the pop-up or walk-in vaccination clinic is offering the same vaccination type as your first dose. Details of pop-up and walk-in vaccination clinics, including eligibility, dates, times and vaccine types on offer can be found on our vaccination centres webpage.

Frequently asked questions

Visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions webpage for a series of FAQs to help you in making an informed decision about the Coronavirus vaccine.

You cannot chose which vaccine you will have. Vaccines provided by the NHS have been approved because they pass the MHRA’s tests on safety and efficacy.

Vaccines are the way out of this pandemic. Please be assured that whichever vaccine you get, it is worth your while.

Visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Updates page to find out the latest news and updates about the Vaccination Programme in Surrey Heartlands. 


Covid-19 Vaccination Services in Surrey

Vaccination services are running in a number of community locations.

You can find out more, including details of locations and availability of walk-in vaccination clinics with no appointments required on our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Centres webpage.

 

Covid-19 Vaccination Resources

For a range of helpful resources, including information in community languages, research, videos and much more, visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Resources webpage.

 

 

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Covid-19 vaccinations for 12 to 15 year-olds


Eligbility

Following advice from the four UK Chief Medical Officers (CMOs), the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has announced that healthy children and young people aged 12 to 15 in England will be offered one dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.

 

 

Frequently asked questions


A series of FAQs have produced specifically for 12 to 15 year-old vaccinations, visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions webpage for all the details.

Visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Updates page to find out the latest news and updates about the Vaccination Programme in Surrey Heartlands. 



Covid-19 Vaccination Services in Surrey

Vaccination services are running in a number of community locations.

You can find out more, including details of locations and availability of walk-in vaccination clinics with no appointments required on our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Centres webpage. Please note we are currently unable to offer walk-in vaccinations for 12 to 15 year-olds.



Covid-19 Vaccination Resources

For a range of helpful resources, including information in community languages, research, videos and much more, visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccination Resources webpage.



 

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