Covid-19 vaccinations 12/03/2021
The NHS is currently offering Covid-19 vaccinations to people in the following priority groups:
- Cohort 5 – people aged 65-69
- Cohort 6 – people with underlying health conditions that put them at greater risk from Covid-19 and carers of elderly and disabled people.
- Cohort 7 – people aged 60-64
- Cohort 8 – people aged 55-59
If you are in one of these groups, you will be contacted when it is your turn for a vaccination, either by your practice or the NHS national booking service.
Anyone aged 55 or over can book an appointment through the national booking service without waiting for a letter or by calling 119. This will be extended to people in cohort 9 (50-54) over the next few weeks so keep an eye on the site homepage to see when you can use the service.
We know lots of people will be eager to get protected but please do not contact your GP practice or the NHS for an appointment. The NHS is working hard to make sure those at greatest risk are offered the vaccine first and people will not be able to make an appointment until they have received an invitation.
Covid-19 vaccinations are free of charge and only available through the NHS. Text messages from the NHS will show as being sent from NHSvaccine and will only link to the NHS.uk website. The NHS will never ask you for your bank account or card details, your PIN or banking password, or ask you to press a button on your keypad.
Please continue to follow all the safety guidance even when you’ve had the vaccine as you may still be able to spread the disease, in particular hand hygiene, wearing a face mask and social distancing.
For more information about the vaccine, please visit www.nhs.uk or see these frequently asked questions on the Calderdale CCG website.
Why do I have to wait Leaflet
Information reguarding attending Bankfield Surgery for your Coronavirus Vaccination
Due to new national guidance following advice from UK Chief Medical Officers all second dose coronavirus vaccinations will be given at 12 weeks.
You do not need to call us. We will make contact closer to this time to reschedule your 2nd dose (as per current guidance ) at 12 weeks.
When it’s your turn to have a coronavirus vaccine, the NHS will ask you to attend an appointment at a GP practice (which could be different to your own practice), a community pharmacy, or at a community vaccination site, either by phone call, letter or a text message. The NHS will never ask for payment for the vaccine or for your bank details.
Genuine emails from the NHS are usually sent from ‘NHSNoReply’. If you get a suspicious text message about vaccinations from an unknown number, please delete it.
More info: https://www.calderdaleccg.nhs.uk/coronavirus-vaccination-help-us-help-you/
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We will share further information with you as it becomes available. In the meantime, there are three things people can do to help:
- Please don’t contact the NHS to seek a vaccine - we will contact you when it’s the right time to you to have yours
- Please act on your invite when it comes, and make sure you attend your appointments when you arrange them;
- Please continue to abide by all the social distancing and hand hygiene guidance, which will still save lives.
- Please read the leaflets below for information about what to expect after your vaccine and other useful information.
Covid 19 vaccination: a Guide for Adults leaflet:
What to Expect after my Covid vaccination leaflet:
Covid vaccination: A guide for women of childbearing age, pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding
Regulation 174 authorization and detailed information for vaccine recipients: