What you need to know
The COVID-19 vaccine is our best defence against the virus used alongside effective social distancing, wearing a mask and washing your hands.
Getting vaccinated means protecting yourself and may also help to protect your family, friends and patients from the virus.
The vaccine has been developed and approved following a number of clinical trials involving thousands of people across the world. It has also undergone mandatory safety tests to ensure it is safe for humans.
It is given in two doses by your local NHS service. Appointments will be held up to 12 weeks apart, based on updated guidance from the UK’s Chief Medical Officers.
Last Updated on 11 January 2021