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Coronavirus updates

Coronavirus update

NHS national medical director Professor Stephen Powis called on anyone who qualifies for a jab but has not yet received one to book an appointment in the next few days before slots dry up.

Far fewer appointments will be available for first doses from next week as the bulk of available supplies are used to fully vaccinate people with a second jab.

Anybody aged 50 or over can book themselves in for a first dose before March 29th online using the national booking system, either by calling 119 or booking on-line

People with a learning disability or living with an underlying health condition like serious asthma, who are yet to get their jab are being urged to book before March 29th, with some GPs calling each of their unvaccinated patients personally to encourage uptake. We are also encouraging carers to come forward to make sure they are protected.

People aged 18 and over, who are clinically vulnerable, should also book themselves in for a jab this month.

GPs will continue contacting eligible patients and vaccinating them throughout April with a first dose.

COVID-19 health advice

Vaccinations - your questions answered

The Covid-19 vaccination programme continues to be a success with over 17 million people in the UK now had their first jab

However, some people are unsure about some of the things they have heard about the vaccinations.

To help reassure you and dispel some of the myths that are currently circulating, we’ve pulled together some of the common misconceptions and answers for you.

Read more about the vaccine

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With around one in three people who have coronavirus show no symptoms, testing is vital for those individuals who cannot work from home and have regular contact with other people through their job.

Regular testing will help identify more people who have COVID-19 and help to reduce the spread of the virus as they will know to self-isolate.

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Watch out for vaccine scams

Unfortunately some criminals are taking advantage of the roll out of the coronavirus vaccine to commit fraud.

The most important point to remember is that the vaccine is free of charge.

The NHS will never:

  • ask you for your bank account or card details
  • ask you for your PIN or banking password
  • arrive unannounced to your home to administer the vaccine
  • ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips

Find out more and how to report issues on the Action Fraud website.

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