COVID-19 vaccination

Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are our best defence against the virus. They are vaccine 95% effective against the virus causing symptoms and they are currently being rolled out across Coventry and Warwickshire to priority groups (those who are aged 80 and over, care home residents and staff, and some NHS staff).

Protect yourself and your family

Getting vaccinated means protecting yourself and may also help to protect your family, friends and patients from the virus.

Continue to wash hands, cover face and make space

The COVID-19 vaccine is our best defence against the virus used alongside effective social distancing, wearing a mask and washing your hands.

A clinically approved vacinnation

The vaccine has been developed and approved following a number of clinical trials involving thousands of people across the world.

Vaccine eligibility

The vaccine is currently being offered to those aged 80 and over, care home residents and staff and some NHS staff. 

The vaccine will then be offered to the wider population in order of priority. You will be invited to attend for a vaccination, therefore please do not attempt to book a vaccination appointment or attend a vaccination centre, unless you have been contacted and received instructions to do so.

We understand a lot of people want to be vaccinated and would like to reassure you this will happen. Please be patient and wait to be contacted. For further information on why you are being asked to wait for your Covid-19 vaccine, please read the information on the GOV.UK website or this leaflet.

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Letter inviting patients for a coronavirus vaccine at Millennium Point in Birmingham 

If you have received a letter from the NHS inviting you to book an appointment at a Large Vaccination Centre such as Millennium Point in Birmingham for a coronavirus vaccine please note that you do not have to take up this option, it is one of the ways you can get a vaccination that is being offered by the NHS.

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How the vaccine is given

The vaccine is given by injection into the arm or shoulder. You will be asked which arm you wish to have it in – we recommend if you are right-handed to have it in your left arm and vice versa. You will need two doses of the vaccine to gain the maximum protection. These doses will be given 12 weeks apart therefore you will need to attend two appointments to receive both doses. If you do not have both doses the vaccine will not be fully effective.

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