On target to vaccinate main priority groups by mid-Feb

Covid vaccinations continue to be rolled out at pace in Rotherham, with the top four priority groups on schedule to be vaccinated by mid-February.

 

On target to vaccinate main priority groups by mid-Feb

Infection rate graphCovid vaccinations continue to be rolled out at pace in Rotherham, with the top four priority groups on schedule to be vaccinated by mid-February.

The top four priority groups are:

  • Residents and carers in care homes for older people
  • All those aged 80 and over and frontline health and social care workers
  • All those aged 75 and over
  • All those aged 70 and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (not including pregnant women and those under 16)

Some over 70s and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals, who haven’t yet received their first Covid vaccination, will start to receive a national NHS letter inviting them to a COVID mass vaccination centre or pharmacy hub outside of the borough.

However, if anyone in the high priority groups is unable or unwilling to travel to one of the national mass vaccination centres or pharmacies, they should not worry, as they will still be entitled to the vaccination at a local site.

They will still be contacted by the NHS in Rotherham on the number registered with their GP practice, when it is their turn. They should wait to be contacted and not contact their GP.

There are five Rotherham vaccination service sites. Appointment for these GP-led vaccination service sites are currently only being booked via the local booking teams.

Please be aware people will be required to attend the same location for their second dose when they are invited.

Need help with transport to get vaccinated?

If anyone needs support in getting to and from vaccination appointments, Rotherham Community Transport are providing transport for people who have no means of getting there. Anyone who needs transport should call 01709 517100 once they have their appointment time and location.

View the Vaccine FAQs on the NHS Rotherham CCG website for further details.