THE COVID-19 VACCINE PROGRAMME
The Covid-19 vaccination programme has begun. When it is your turn to be vaccinated, the NHS will contact you. Please do not contact the NHS.
In Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, a few different health and care organisations including hospitals, GP practices, care homes and others are working together on the Covid-19 vaccination programme. This means when it is your turn to be vaccinated, this may not be at your GP practice. You will be told where to go for your appointment and how to book.
In line with expert guidance, the first priority for vaccination is care homes residents and staff, people over the age of 80 and frontline health and care workers.
We understand a lot of people want to be vaccinated and would like to reassure you this will happen. Please be patient and wait to be contacted.
The public have an important part to play to help:
- 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.
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.
NHS requests potential Coronavirus vaccine volunteers
The NHS is seeking people who might consider volunteering to be part of a COVID-19 vaccine trial and asking them to sign up to a registry.
By registering, you are not signing up to take part in a specific trial or study. Instead, researchers working on vaccine studies will be able to search for volunteers who have signed up to the service and later ask them if they would want to take part in a specific study. There is no obligation to take part in any study and users can change their mind and remove their contact details from the registry at any time.
The service is available to anyone aged 18 or over, living in the UK. Researchers are looking for people from all backgrounds, ages and parts of the UK, including both people with or without existing health conditions.
To register, users need to fill in some personal and contact details, and answer a series of basic health screening questions on an NHS.UK website form. The service is highly secure, with personal data and permissions held in a NHS system managed by NHS Digital. Signing up is an individual choice.
You can sign up to the register here or find out more information here.
Take part in this study to help beat Covid-19.