The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus.
Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine?
The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus.
In England, the vaccine is being offered in some hospitals and pharmacies, at local vaccination centres run by GPs and at larger vaccination centres. More centres are opening all the time.
It's being given to:
- people aged 65 and over
- people who are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
- people who are at moderate risk from coronavirus (clinically vulnerable)
- people who live or work in care homes
- health and social care workers
The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
How the COVID-19 vaccine is given:
The COVID-19 vaccine is given as an injection into your upper arm.
- It's given as 2 doses.
- You will have the 2nd dose 3 to 12 weeks after having the 1st dose.
People who have received vaccinations, by report date (daily) UK total by nation
Number of people who have received a vaccination for COVID-19, by day on which the vaccine was reported. Data are reported daily and include all vaccination events that are entered on the relevant system at the time of extract. This includes reported vaccines that were administered up to and including the date shown. Data for Wales were not available for 15 and 16 January 2021, and are shown as zeros. Their newly reported numbers for 17 January 2021 include vaccinations recorded in the period 15 to 17 January 2021.
Please click here to see how many people have been vaccinated: https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/details/vaccinations
The BBC Asian Network has published five new coronavirus videos in different South Asian languages, including Punjabi, Urdu, Gujarati, Sylheti and Tamil.
Click below to view them:
BAME Celebrity Video- A group of celebrities have released a video addressing vaccine misinformation in BAME communities. The group, including actors Adil Ray and Meera Syal, as well as cricketeer Moeen Ali and presenter Konnie Huq, appealed to black, Asian and ethnic minority communities in the UK to help address hesitancy around the COVID-19 vaccine.
Doctors of the World has created COVID-19 translated resources in 60 languages, which were produced in partnership with the British Red Cross.
Click here and select your home language for more information: https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/coronavirus-information/