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.

Is the vaccine safe?

What are the side effects?

What is in the vaccine?

How does the vaccine work?

Who can receive the vaccine?

How is the vaccine given?

Where can I get a vaccine and who will give it?

How effective will the vaccine be?

Myth Buster

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

Prof Jonathan Van-Tam Briefing on COVID-19 Vaccine

Public Health England – Green Book (published 27/11/20)

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 –

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust –

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

Useful links for Community Transport:
Please click here for more information about community transport

Last Updated on 18 January 2021

SNEE NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Service
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