Vaccine eligibility

People most at risk from the complications of COVID-19 are being offered the vaccine first.

In the UK, there are two approved COVID-19 vaccines. They both require two doses to provide longer lasting protection. Both have been shown to be effective in clinical trials and have a good safety record.

An independent group of experts has recommended that the NHS frst offers these vaccines to those at highest risk of catching the disease and of suffering serious complications or dying from COVID-19.

This includes older adults in care homes and frontline health and social care workers. When more vaccine becomes available, the vaccines will be offered to other people at risk as soon as possible.

You should have the vaccine when it is offered if you are:

living in a care home for older adults
a frontline health care worker
a frontline social care worker
a carer working in a care home for older residents

Please see link to the government website which describes the groups who will be prioritised:

Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation: advice on priority groups for COVID-19 vaccination, 30 December 2020 – GOV.UK (

Please wait your turn.

If you are not in the groups above, you will have to wait for a COVID-19 vaccination until more supplies are available. When more vaccine becomes available we will be offering it to more groups of the population.

For more information about eligibility & questions about the vaccine, please head over to our FAQs page.

Last Updated on 18 January 2021

SNEE NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Service
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