COVID-19 vaccine roll out - please wait for the NHS to contact you
The NHS has made an excellent start to rolling out COVID-19 vaccines to people who need them most.
This is the beginning of the largest vaccination programme the country has ever seen.
It is a huge challenge and we are working with our NHS partners to make sure it is delivered as quickly as possible to those who need it most.
When you are invited for a vaccine, please act on your invite and make sure you attend appointments.
Message from our NHS
If you're eligible for a vaccine, but are yet to be contacted, please remain patient. You will not be missed.
Please do not contact your GP practice, local hospital or council to seek a COVID-19 vaccine appointment - appointments cannot be made in this way.
COVID-19 Vaccination Programme - what you need to know
Please continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing and hand hygiene guidance as, until a vaccine has been fully rolled out, this is the most effective way to reduce transmission of the virus and help save lives.
Vaccine fraud alert
We are aware that some people are receiving suspicious calls and text messages offering the COVID-19 vaccination.
To protect yourself and your family members from fraud and criminals, remember the following points:
- The vaccine is only available on the NHS for free to people in priority groups, and the NHS will contact you when it is your turn. Anyone offering a paid-for vaccine is committing a crime.
- The NHS will never ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text to confirm you want the vaccine, and never ask for payment or for your bank details.
- At the moment we are also not making house calls to deliver or discuss the vaccine. Anyone offering this now is committing a crime.
If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. Report any scams to Citizens Advice Consumer Service:
Where the victim is vulnerable, and particularly if you are worried that someone has or might come to your house, report it to the Police online or by calling 101.