Covid-19 vaccines will be offered to adults across the Black Country and West Birmingham. Prioritisation of the vaccine is set nationally and is being used to co-ordinate who is offered the vaccine and when.
See below for more information…
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), an independent expert group, has recommended that the NHS offers these vaccines first to those at highest risk of catching the infection and of suffering serious complications if they catch the infection.
This includes older adults, frontline health and social care workers, care home residents and staff, and those with certain clinical conditions. When more vaccine becomes available, the vaccines will be offered to other people at risk as soon as possible.
The vaccine will be offered in age order to:
There will be a range of places to get Covid-19 vaccines across the Black Country and West Birmingham. As the vaccine is rolled out and people are invited to be vaccinated we will add information to this section.
The COVID-19 vaccine is now available from a Hospital Hub in each NHS Trust and 24 vaccination services across the Black Country and West Birmingham, see below:
The following Hospital Hubs will offer the vaccine to patients, care home staff and healthcare staff.
The following vaccination services which are primary care based will offer the vaccine to patients within their Primary Care Networks (PCN) group from one nominated site. Every GP practice across the Black Country and West Birmingham is linked to a PCN and is offering the vaccine to patients. In addition to this, each PCN is signed up to vaccinate patients in local care homes.
Sandwell & West Birmingham
To understand what a PCN is and how they are configured, please use the following links:
The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is the first to be approved for use in the UK. You can read more about this vaccine in a copy of the patient information leaflet from the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) which will be given with the vaccine.
The Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine does not contain any components of animal origin.
The vaccine is given in two doses 21 days apart. You may not be protected until at least seven days after your second dose of vaccine. The vaccine is given as an injection into the muscle of your upper arm.
There are more vaccines going through development and approval. If other vaccines are approved we will add information to this section.