Vaccines and Vaccinations
Three COVID-19 vaccines have been approved for use by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), two of which are now available to priority groups in Haringey.
The initial priority groups for the vaccine are:
- care home residents and staff,
- people over 80 and health and social care workers,
- all those 75 and over,
- people aged 70 to 74 and people who are clinically extremely vulnerable.
The vaccine will then be offered more widely in order of age and risk.
The NHS has already begun the roll-out of the vaccine and as of 11 January, over 2 million people in the UK have been vaccinated, with over 5,000 of these in Haringey. This is the largest vaccination programme the NHS has ever undertaken and we all have an important part to play in this incredible effort - we ask that you please:
- Do not contact the NHS to seek a vaccine - they will contact you when it is your turn.
- When you are contacted, make sure you attend your booked appointments.
- Continue to follow government guidance (external link) to control the spread of the virus and save lives.
About COVID-19 Vaccines
The following video discusses the science behind vaccines, as explained by Professor Jonathon Van-Tam:
Note for iPhone users and Youtube. There is a known bug with iOS and Youtube, Two buttons are read before the player but provide no functionality. We advise that you skip these to access the content.
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