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Details of when eligible groups can have the Covid-19 vaccine

Vaccine priority groups in order: NHS advice on 30 December 2020. Phase 1

  1. Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
  2. All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
  3. All those 75 years of age and over
  4. All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (if you are in this group, you will previously have received a letter from the NHS or from your GP advising you to shield.)
  5. All those 65 years of age and over
  6. All individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality.* This includes those who receive carer’s allowance, or who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill.
  7. All those 60 years of age and over
  8. All those 55 years of age and over
  9. All those 50 years of age and over

*Underlying health conditions. Vaccination is offered to those aged 65 years and over followed by those in clinical risk groups aged 16 years and over in these main main risk groups:

  • Chronic respiratory disease, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis and severe asthma
  • Chronic heart disease (and vascular disease)
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Chronic neurological disease including epilepsy
  • Down’s syndrome
  • Severe and profound learning disability
  • Diabetes
  • Solid organ, bone marrow and stem cell transplant recipients
  • People with specific cancers
  • Immunosuppression due to disease or treatment
  • Asplenia and splenic dysfunction
  • Morbid obesity
  • Severe mental illness
  • Other groups at higher risk, including those who are in receipt of a Carer’s Allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill, should also be offered vaccination alongside these groups.

See here for government pages on Covid-19 vaccinations.