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COVID-19 vaccine

Following extensive trials,  the Pfizer/BioNTech, Oxford/AstraZeneca and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are now available. All vaccines have been shown to be safe and offer high levels of protection, and have been given regulatory approval by the MHRA. 

Vaccinations are being delivered according to priority groups identified by the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). The vaccinations may not take place at your GP practice, but rather a local vaccination service (led by GPs, practice nurses and community pharmacists) who are responsible for delivering the vaccine to people in your community.

When it is the right time for you to receive your vaccination, you will receive an invitation to come forward. This may be via the phone, or through a letter either from your GP or the national booking system.

We know lots of people will be eager to get protected but we are asking people not to contact us to get an appointment as you will not be able to get one until you are contacted.

 

Who can have the vaccine?

Everyone aged 16 and over can now book their covid vaccination. See below for details on where to get your vaccine.

16-17 year olds will be offered one vaccine and adults aged 18+ will be offered 2. Some people will be offered a booster vaccination 6 months after their second dose - see below for more info.

Children aged 12 to 15 years with specific underlying health conditions that put them at risk of severe COVID-19 should be offered 2 doses of Pfizer vaccine with an interval of 8 weeks between doses. 

Healthy children aged 12 to 15 will be offered one vaccination through school.

Where can I have my covid vaccine?

There are a number of vaccination clinics, including 14 pharmacy led sites, across the city offering covid vaccinations. If you're aged 16 or older, you can book your vaccine at www.nhs.uk/coronavirus-vaccination, by calling 119 or you can attend one of the walk-in clinics across Sheffield that offer both doses of the vaccine:

Longley Lane, Sheffield, S5 7JN, at the old Blood and Transport building, adjacent to the Northern General Hospital. Ran by Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. Open 7.40am - 6.30pm, Monday - Sunday. This clinic offers first and second dose.

You can also book via that 'Grab A Jab' website here: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination  

Children aged 12 to 15 years with specific underlying health conditions will be invited to a vaccination appointment by the NHS.

Booster vaccinations

The booster vaccine is a top up of the first two doses as immunity begins to lessen after six months. Those over 40, health and care staff and clinically vulnerable will be offered a booster six months after their second dose. Eligible people in Sheffield can now book their booster on the National Booking Service, by calling 119, or attend a walk-in clinic

It has been announced in the media that all adults will soon be eligible for a booster vaccination after 3 months. Plans are still being worked up on when and how people under 40 can book their booster vaccination. The NHS will announce when plans are in place for the wider population to book their booster and we will update this website.

Please don’t contact your GP with enquiries about booster vaccinations. 

For more information about the booster jabs, read here.

3rd dose vaccinations 

People with a weakened immune system are being offered a 3rd dose of a Covid-19 vaccine. This is also known as a third primary dose. Third primary doses are not booster vaccinations. If you had a weakened immune system when you had your first two doses, the vaccine may not have given you as much protection as it can for people who do not have a weakened immune system. The third dose is being offered to a specific group of people who are immunocompromised.

The NHS and GPs will contact those who are eligible for the third dose. If you think you should have a third dose but haven’t been contacted yet get in touch with your hospital consultant or GP.

People who have had a 3rd dose will be offered a booster six months after their third. It’s important to have all vaccinations offered.

Can I get my covid vaccine if I do not have a NHS number?

Information about how to access the covid vaccine if you do not have a NHS number

 

Easy read information

What to expect from your COVID-19 vaccination 

 

Vaccine information videos in other languages 

 

 Information Leaflets from gov.uk 

 

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