Covid-19 Vaccines

Covid-19 vaccine information

Nottinghamshire have hubs set up for patients to book in for their vaccines.

When it is the right time people will receive an invitation to come forward. For most people this will be a letter, from either the local or national NHS. This letter will include all the information you will need to book appointments, including your NHS number.

Please do not contact the NHS to get an appointment until you get this letter.

Information on the vaccine is available on the The NHS website.

More Information

Stay up to date with the COVID-19 vaccines

To read about the COVID-19 vaccinations including guidance on allergies and for those who are of childbearing age, pregnant or breastfeeding, visit this NHS website.

How will you be contacted to receive the vaccine?

In line with expert guidance, priority for vaccinations are residents in a care home or a long term residential facility, people aged 55 or over, people who are classed as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable or Clinically Vulnerable, those who are housebound, carers and frontline health and social care workers.

The NHS will contact people in the priority groups when it is their turn to receive the vaccine. Priority groups are based on the guidance from the Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations. Be aware of COVID-19 vaccination fraud by reading more on the CCG website.

Please note anyone under the age of 16, including children classed as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable, are not currently advised to have a Covid-19 vaccination.

Over 55s

How to book: visit the local booking site, call 0115 883 4640 between 8am – 8pm (Mon – Fri) or 9am – 5pm (Sat – Sun). Or call 119 or visit the national booking link to book at Mansfield Vaccination Centre.

Clinically Extremely Vulnerable or Clinically Vulnerable 
To book an appointment, eligible people can use the local booking link: https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/nottinghamc19v-clinv.php or call 0115 883 4640 between 8am and 8pm (Mon – Fri) or 9am – 5pm (Sat – Sun).

To read more about the COVID-19 vaccinations for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable people, please click hereTo read more about those who are classed Clinically Vulnerable, please click here.

Carers providing unpaid support

Carers in receipt of carer’s allowance or the main carers of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill are eligible for the vaccine. This includes adult carers of children who are in receipt of a statutory education, health and care plan: visit https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/nottinghamc19v-clinv.php or call 0115 883 4640.

Those who are aged 16-17 years old who are eligible for vaccination will all receive the Pfizer vaccine and currently this is being provided at the Kings Mill Hospital and Queens Medical Centre hubs only. They can book via this bespoke booking link https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/nottinghamc19v-clinv1617.php or they call the booking line 0115 883 4640.

You may be asked to prove identity for the purpose of vaccination but not to prove your status as a carer.

Carers are being identified through the following routes:
•If you are linked into the Carers’ Hub
•If you are known to your GP as a carer
•If you have had a carer’s assessment
•Through the Department for Work and Pensions records

If you’re not known as a carer, please contact the Carer’s Hub: https://www.tuvida.org/nottinghamshirehub
nottinghamshirehub@tuvida.org
0115 824 8824

Housebound Residents
Housebound residents will receive a Covid-19 vaccine within their own home or place of residence. A special ‘roving team’ of vaccinators is delivering the service to housebound residents.

Those who are housebound will have been identified by their registered GP. You can read more about the COVID-19 vaccinations for housebound residents here.

Any housebound resident who has not received a letter can call the vaccination booking line on 0115 883 4640 between 8am and 8pm (Mon – Fri) or 9am – 5pm (Sat – Sun).

Eligible citizens who are not registered with a GP

Eligible citizens are encouraged to register with a GP if possible. If GP registration is not possible and no existing NHS number can be found, you can still receive a vaccination at one of our vaccination sites if you fall within the current eligible JCVI groups. Receipt of vaccination will be recorded locally at the vaccination site.

You can book for a vaccine via the appropriate local booking link as seen above or by calling 0115 883 4640 between 8am and 8pm (Mon – Fri) or 9am – 5pm (Sat – Sun).

For further information on what you can do to help, tips on preparing for an appointment and guidance on using the online booking system, SwiftQueue please visit this CCG webpage.

We understand a lot of people want to be vaccinated and we 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.

guide for adults has been produced to provide more information about the vaccine.

Where can you receive the vaccine?

We have several sites currently delivering the vaccination across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. There are three hospital hubs located at Queens Medical Centre, City Hospital and King’s Mill Hospital. A larger-scale vaccination centre has also opened in Mansfield at the former Wickes store. These sites are vaccinating priority groups by appointment only.

Local vaccination services have also been launching across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and include:

• Ashfield Health Village
•Cripps Medical Centre - this is a staff hub
•Forest Recreation Ground
•Gamston Community Centre
•King’s Meadow Campus
•Newark Showground
•Richard Herrod Centre in CarltonThe Towers in Mansfield (pharmacy-led site), The Village Hotel in Beeston (pharmacy-led site) are also administering vaccines and can be booked via the national booking service by calling 119.

Recipients of the vaccine will be called forward in priority order as set out by the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). One of the JCVI priority cohorts is frontline health and care workers and to make vaccinating this cohort as convenient as possible we have created a dedicated staff Local Vaccination Service at the Cripps Medical Centre on University Park.

Pop up vaccination clinics are also taking place from AlQuba Mosque – FiveWays Centre (Sherwood) and As-Shifa Mosque (part of the Karimia Institute) in Bobbers Mill. Mosque-led vaccination clinics operate as part of a “roving model” and clinics alternate between both mosques on a weekly basis and as and when required, depending on uptake.

To book at AlQuba Mosque, click here.
To book at As-Shifa Mosque, click here.

All sites are vaccinating the priority groups by appointment only. Anyone currently eligible for vaccination can be vaccinated at the mosques too. Equally, anyone eligible from the Muslim or wider community does not have to get vaccinated at a mosque and can continue to visit one of our other local vaccination services in our city and county.

Work is currently underway to explore where else to establish targeted vaccination clinics in our city and county.

Over the last few weeks GP practices across the county have been contacting eligible residents to receive their vaccinations at pop-up clinics. This model will continue to be used in areas of low uptake over the coming weeks.

Further information, including directions to your vaccination site can be accessed on our NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG website. 

What happens on the day?

When you arrive at the site to be vaccinated, you will need to ensure that you are wearing a face mask. Social distancing will also be in place.

Anyone under the age of 55 who is Clinically Extremely Vulnerable will need to bring their invitation letter or their shielding letter to their appointment as proof that they are eligible for vaccination. Read these Frequently Asked Questions for those who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable.Questions will be asked about your medical history and it is important that you inform staff if you are pregnant or if you have ever had a severe allergic reaction in the past.

The vaccine will be given as an injection into your upper arm by a trained professional and you may be asked to wait for 15 minutes after having your vaccination.

You will be given a record card. Keep this safe.

According to Government guidelines, you should not attend a vaccine appointment if:

• you are self-isolating.
• waiting for a COVID-19 test.
• unsure if you are fit and well.
Vaccination should also be delayed until one month after a positive COVID test.

More information on what happens at your appointment can be accessed here: What happens at your appointment - NHS (www.nhs.uk)

What happens after receiving your vaccination?

Plan to attend your second appointment if you have not already. You can find guidance around your second dose of COVID-19 vaccinations on our CCG website.

Information has been produced to inform you of what you can expect following your vaccination including the next steps after your first vaccine, potential side effects and information on the protection received from the vaccination. You can access this information on the Government Website.  

 

Progress across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire

You can access the latest local and national vaccination statistics on this NHS website.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Visit our website for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) with further information.

Accessible Information

Information on booking a COVID-19 vaccination can be accessed on our CCG website in various languages. Translated leaflets are also available for the guide for older adults on the COVID-19 vaccination, the guide for all women of childbearing age, pregnant or breastfeeding,  what to expect after a vaccination.

Information in British Sign Language can also be accessed here.

Information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine can be accessed in an easy to read format in different languages.

A collection of videos are available on the COVID-19 vaccine in Gujarati, Sylheti, Tamil, Urdu and Punjabi. A further collection of videos on the COVID-19 vaccine is available in multiple languages here.

A collection of videos have also been produced in multiple languages discussing the importance of COVID-19 vaccinations and diabetes. 

Watch this video of Amarjit explaining in Punjabi why she has received the COVID-19 vaccination in Nottingham.

Watch this video of Dr Nighat Arif explain what to expect when going for your COVID vaccine in Urdu and Punjabi.

More information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine is currently being produced in different languages and formats. These will be shared in further editions of this toolkit, once they are ready. 

Other key resources

The British Islamic Medical Association position on the COVID-19 vaccinations
After consulting with experts, the British Islamic Medical Association (BIMA) has recommended the Pfizer/BioNTech and the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccinations for eligible individuals in the Muslim community for protection against COVID-19 when used according to MHRA authorisation. Read their full statements on the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine and the COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca. 

BIMA have also stated that taking the COVID-19 vaccinations currently licenced in the UK do not invalidate the fast, as per the opinion of Islamic scholars and individuals should not delay their COVID-19 vaccinations on the account of Ramadan. Visit their webpage to read more.

BIMA have also addressed some of the myths around the COVID-19 vaccine. You can read more on about this on the British Islamic Medical Association website. 

CCG Engagement Bulletin
NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG Engagement Team produce a monthly COVID-19 Summary Bulletin. A copy of the December version of the bulletin can be accessed here which covers information on COVID-19, engagement opportunities, community information and important updates from the CCG. To sign up to this COVID-19 Summary Bulletin, please email nnccg.team.engagement@nhs.net

Further enquiries
The CCG is working closely with the local councils during the pandemic. The County Council are supporting us with managing requests for information and assistance related to the vaccine rollout so if you have any questions that are not answered by the information here please contact enquiries@nottscc.gov.uk  or call 0300 500 80 80.

 

 

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