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FAQs

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.

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Updated guidance on pregnancy, fertility and breastfeeding and the COVID-19 vaccination



Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine

New guidance has been issued for the use of the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine. This follows further reviews by the independent regulator, the MHRA, and the Commission for Human Medicines, of a very small number of people in the UK who have developed a rare blood-clotting condition since having the Oxford AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine.

The MHRA and Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations have emphasised that the risk of this condition is extremely small and that the benefits of the vaccine outweigh the risks for the vast majority of people. They have published a series of recommendations.



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Be aware of scams

The COVID-19 vaccine will always be available free of charge. The NHS will never ask you to share bank details to confirm your identity or pay for a vaccine.
Example of COVID-19 vaccine scam in circulation

Additional sources of information

JVCI Prioritisation
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/priority-groups-for-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-advice-from-the-jcvi-30-december-2020

Prof Jonathan Van-Tam Briefing on COVID-19 Vaccine
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p090c7wr

Public Health England – Green Book (published 27/11/20)
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-the-green-book-chapter-14a

This chapter includes information on:

  • the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines.
  • the dosage and schedule for the UK.
  • recommendations for the use of the vaccine.

Information about the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccination in neighbouring areas:

Norfolk and Waveney CCG – https://www.norfolkandwaveneyccg.nhs.uk/covid-19-vaccination-programme

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust – https://eput.nhs.uk/news-events/coronavirus

Council for Mosques – Position on COVID-19 vaccines
Click here to download CFM-Position-on-COVID-19-Vaccines PDF

Useful links for Community Transport:
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Last Updated on 13 September 2021

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