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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Vaccine

Published on 15 December 2020 12:21 PM

At the moment, just one vaccine has been approved for use, the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine. This vaccine is delivered in two doses 21 days apart. About a week after the second dose you'll have developed your immunity. This vaccine is up to 95% effective in preventing people becoming unwell.

People are starting to get vaccinated across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Please do not contact your GP about receiving a vaccine, you will be contacted when it’s time for you to receive a vaccine.

It’s likely there are going to be several more coronavirus vaccines in the coming weeks and months as clinical trials are completed. Just like the flu vaccine, different vaccines may be given to different people depending on several things including their age and medical history, and the logistics and availability surrounding the vaccines. But whatever vaccine you get will be safe and approved and likely considered the best vaccine for you.

We know that you may have questions or concerns about the vaccine, Age UK National have put information together about the vaccine which may answer some of your questions:

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/coronavirus/coronavirus-guidance/coronavirus-vaccine/

You can also read information on the NHS website about the vaccine:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.

Contact Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire:

Telephone: 0800 008 6077

Email: referralhub@ageukhw.org.uk