People who are most at risk from the complications of COVID-19 are being offered the COVID-19 vaccination first.
In the UK, there are 2 types of COVID-19 vaccine to be used once they are approved. They both require 2 doses to provide the best protection. Both have been shown to be safe and effective in clinical trials.
An independent group of experts has recommended that the NHS offers these vaccines to those at highest risk of catching the infection and suffering serious complications if they do catch the infection. 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.
If you have been offered the vaccine, you may want to know more about what to expect. There is plenty of helpful information available here.
The NHS and Public Health England has also made available a leaflet with all of the information you might need about the COVID-19 vaccination. It is available in a wide variety of formats. Click on the relevant edition below.
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