Priority for the vaccination is care home residents and staff, people over the age of 70, those who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable and frontline health and care workers.
The NHS will contact people in the priority groups when it is their turn to receive the vaccine. Priority groups are based on the guidance from the Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations. Be aware of COVID-19 vaccination fraud by reading more on the CCG website.
All over 70s have been contacted to receive their vaccination. There are a number of different ways to receive a vaccination:
1. Local hospital services – you might be contacted either to have the vaccine as an inpatient or at an outpatient appointment.
2. Local vaccination services – vaccination services in your area are working to offer the vaccine to as many people as possible.
3. Through your care home – GPs and their teams are also arranging to vaccinate care home residents directly, in their homes.
4. A letter from the NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Booking Service to book online or by phone. Booking through this service will give you the option of having the vaccine at a special Vaccination Centre, or potentially a community pharmacy depending on whether these are available locally. It is important to note that the public will only receive a letter from the NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Booking Service if they live within 30-45 minutes from one of these sites. Some residents may receive this letter to invite them for vaccination at Mansfield Vaccination Centre. It is also important to note anyone who receives a national letter, can wait for their local letter if more convenient.
Letters provide information on what you should do if you require transport. Text or phone calls may be received if vaccinations are available towards the end of the day.
All booking lines for Covid-19 vaccine appointments are now open to over 70s across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
If you have not received your letter, you can now book your appointments via the local booking system: https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/nottinghamc19vpatient.php or by calling 0115 883 4640 between 9am and 5pm.
Clinically Extremely Vulnerable
Anyone under the age of 70 classed as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire has been sent a letter inviting them to book their Covid-19 vaccination appointment.
To read more about the COVID-19 vaccinations for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable people, please click here.
To book an appointment, Clinically Extremely Vulnerable people can use the local booking link: https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/nottinghamc19v-clinv.php or call 0115 883 4640 between 9am and 5pm.
Housebound residents will receive a Covid-19 vaccine within their own home or place of residence. A special ‘roving team’ of vaccinators is delivering the service to housebound residents.
Those who are housebound will have been identified by their registered GP. You can read more about the COVID-19 vaccinations for housebound residents here.
Any housebound resident who has not received a letter can call the vaccination booking line on 0115 883 4640 between 9am and 5pm.
Frontline Health & Social Care staff (not employed by the NHS or local authorities)
If you are frontline staff, not employed by the NHS or local authorities, you can complete a vaccination of healthcare workers form and submit it to the email address provided. You can download a copy of the form here.
Carers providing unpaid support
Carers who provide unpaid support are in cohort 6 according to the JCVI guidance and includes all adult carers providing unpaid support, whether registered as a carer with their GP practice or not.
Carers who provide unpaid support are not being called forward yet, but as we start to invite those in cohort 6 we will work with local carers organisations to invite these carers.
Paid carers (i.e. in receipt of Direct Payment or acting as a contractor) follow the process for front line staff, completing the relevant form.
For further information on what you can do to help, tips on preparing for an appointment and guidance on using the online booking system, SwiftQueue please visit this CCG webpage.
We understand a lot of people want to be vaccinated and we would like to reassure you this will happen. Please be patient and wait to be contacted.
For further information on why you are being asked to wait for your COVID-19 vaccine, please read the information on the GOV.UK website.
A guide for adults has been produced to provide more information about the vaccine.