Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG
COVID-19 Vaccination in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
We are delivering the vaccine in Hospital Hubs and Local Vaccination Services across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
Across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire we are vaccinating those aged 80 and over and residents and staff of care homes are now also being protected.
We are delivering the vaccine at three hospital hubs - Queen's Medical Centre, City Hospital and King’s Mill Hospital.
Local Vaccination Services are also now open in:
People still need to follow the advice on ‘hands, face, space’ and adhere to other restrictions.
The public have an important part to play to help the swift roll out of the vaccine. In order to do this:
- please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine, we will contact you;
- when we do contact you, please attend your booked appointments;
- and please continue to follow all the guidance to control the virus and save lives.
In line with expert guidance, the first priority for vaccination is care home residents and staff, people over the age of 80 and frontline health and care workers.
In the next few weeks, those aged over 70 and those who are classed as clinically extremely vulnerable will be invited to book their vaccination. Please find the latest information here.
Health bosses have asked the public to wait until they have received their letter before contacting the NHS, their GP or local hospital hub – the letter will have full details of how to make an appointment. Do not call your GP or turn up at A&E or your doctor’s surgery – the only way to get an appointment and the jab is to follow the instructions in the letter. 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 or this leaflet.
There are a number of different ways you could be contacted in order 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 GP services – practices in your area are working together to contact and offer the vaccine to as many people as possible. This may be at a different surgery than you usually go to, or at a venue we have set up specially to deliver vaccines.
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. Therefore, very few Nottinghamshire residents will receive one at this stage. It is also important to note that should a person receive a national letter, they can wait for their local letter if that is more convenient.
We understand the public are keen to see themselves and their relatives vaccinated as soon as possible and that this is a worrying time. We would like to reassure you that all of our modelling indicates that, as long as we continue to receive supply of the vaccine, we are on track to deliver the vaccines to the top four cohorts in line with the Prime Minister’s deadline of mid-February.
This is the largest vaccination programme in the history of the NHS and you can help us to deliver it to those that need it most by doing the following:
- Please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine – we will contact you when it’s the right time.
- When we do contact you, please act immediately and make sure you attend your appointments.
- Please continue to follow all the guidelines – hand hygiene and social distancing in particular – to control the virus and save lives.