The NHS is reminding Derby city and Derbyshire residents it's not too late get their first COVID-19 vaccination.
We want to make sure you're protected against coronavirus this winter. Remember it's not too late to get your first COVID-19 vaccination.
The vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against COVID-19.
The vaccine is really important if you have an existing health condition which puts you at risk of serious illness. The first COVID-19 vaccine dose is available for adults. It is also available for children aged 12 and over. The second COVID-19 vaccine dose is an important part of protecting yourself against the virus.
Here's how to get vaccinated:
There are a number of ways to get your COVID-19 vaccination including Derby's Midland House mass vaccination centre, via groups of local GPs and through community pharmacies.
- Find a walk-in clinic or book an appointment here.
- Or call 119 to book an appointment
Don't delay, arrange your appointment today. Please stay safe this winter.
Visit www.nhs.uk for the latest information. You can also look on this website to see if you are able to have your vaccine to make sure you are protected against coronavirus this winter.
Anyone aged 16+ who lives with a severely immunosuppressed adult is now eligible for Covid-19 vaccination. Severely immunosuppressed adults include people with the medical conditions listed below, or on the treatments listed below. If you feel this makes you eligible for Covid-19 vaccination then please contact us via email or our online consultation feature.
Eligible medical conditions: transplants, myeloma, HIV, leukaemia, lymphoma and rare genetic immune disorders. People with rheumatoid arthritis, SLE or psoriasis that may require long term treatments that suppress their immune system.
Eligible medical treatments: Chemotherapy, radical radiotherapy and immunomodulating biological therapy. Prednisolone 20mg or more per day for a month or longer, or steroid sparing agents such as cyclophosphamide and mycophenolate.
In Belper Primary Care Network (PCN) we are currently vaccinating cohorts 1 to 12. This is care home staff and residents, anyone over 18 years old, frontline health and social care workers, the clinically extremely vulnerable and people with underlying health conditions. To find out more about the Covid-19 Vaccine rollout, please click the following link to download Derbyshire's COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.
If you are within the groups that we are currently vaccinating listed above, have not been contacted about your Covid-19 vaccination, and would like to be vaccinated at Babington Hospital, then please contact us by E-mail or by online consult.
If your first vaccination was at Babington hospital, we will be contacting you by text message and/or phone call to book your second vaccination. The timing of the second vaccination depends on government guidelines.
It is important not to contact us by phone about your Covid vaccine, as this keeps our phone lines free for people who are unwell and need medical attention.
To find out more about the vaccine, visit the ‘Covid-19 Vaccine’ page on the Joined Up Care Derbyshire website to get the latest on the roll-out of the vaccination programme in Derbyshire, read Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Vaccination Programme Bulletins.
And get the latest updates and messages on social media by following:
COVID-19 vaccination: women of childbearing age, currently pregnant or breastfeeding
Since 16 April, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has recommended that pregnant women should be offered the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines alongside the general population. The Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RCOG) and the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) now recommend vaccination as one of the best defences against severe infection. In spite of this, vaccine hesitancy has been high among pregnant women.
More information can be found here.
You can also download useful information below:
COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy
Pregnant? Have your COVID-19 vaccines!