A coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine developed by Pfizer/BioNTech has been approved for use in the UK.
We understand that many patients will want to know more about the vaccination, when you will be vaccinated and what it means for you. It is important to know that the NHS will contact you with further information when it is your turn to have the coronavirus vaccination.
In line with advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), we expect the vaccine to be offered first to the following groups who are more at risk from coronavirus:
- people who live in care homes and care home workers
- people aged 80 and over
- health and social care workers in England
For more information about who will be vaccinated and in which order, visit the gov.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/priority-groups-for-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-advice-from-the-jcvi-2-december-2020/priority-groups-for-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-advice-from-the-jcvi-2-december-2020
If you are of childbearing age, currently pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding, please read the advice available on the gov.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-women-of-childbearing-age-currently-pregnant-planning-a-pregnancy-or-breastfeeding
The NHS website also has further information about the vaccine, including information about vaccine safety: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/
Does the vaccine contain porcine?
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has confirmed that the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine does not contain any components of animal origin. You can read further information from the Islamic Portal on their website and information from the Vegan Society on their website.
LOW MOOR MEDICAL PRACTICE has been selected as a NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Centre.
GP practice phone lines are extremely busy at the moment. Please do not contact the GP practice for information about the vaccine, we will contact you with further information when it is your turn to be vaccinated. Please help keep phone lines free for those patients who need urgent help.
We will continue to update our website as and when we have more information. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
For all the latest information about coronavirus, including the coronavirus vaccine, please visit the NHS website - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
You can access local information about the Coronavirus Vaccine from the following link: