We're working with Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to encourage local community organisations to share important information about the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme with their networks and service-users.
We're particularly keen for Nottingham's Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector to share this information with those in their communities that are proving more hard to reach, including the city's Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.
Please scroll down to view important information in this article about Accessible Resources and do share these with your relevant service-users. These resources include translated leaflets and various informative videos in multiple languages.
The information below will be updated as the vaccination roll-out progresses (this information was last updated on 5 February 2021).
How will Nottingham residents be contacted to receive the vaccine?
Priority for the vaccination is currently care home residents and staff, people over the age of 70, those who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable and frontline health and care workers.
The NHS will contact people in the priority groups when it is their turn to receive the vaccine. Priority groups are based on the guidance from the Joint Committee for Vaccinations and Immunisations. Be aware of COVID-19 vaccination fraud by reading more on the CCG website.
All over 70s have been contacted to receive their vaccination. There are a number of different ways to receive a vaccination:
- Local hospital services – you might be contacted either to have the vaccine as an inpatient or at an outpatient appointment.
- Local vaccination services – vaccination services in your area are working to offer the vaccine to as many people as possible.
- Through your care home – GPs and their teams are also arranging to vaccinate care home residents directly, in their homes.
- A letter from the NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Booking Service to book online or by phone. Booking through this service will give you the option of having the vaccine at a special Vaccination Centre, or potentially a community pharmacy depending on whether these are available locally. It is important to note that the public will only receive a letter from the NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Booking Service if they live within 30-45 minutes from one of these sites. Some residents may receive this letter to invite them for vaccination at Mansfield Vaccination Centre. It is also important to note anyone who receives a national letter, can wait for their local letter if more convenient.
All booking lines for COVID-19 vaccine appointments are now open to over 70s across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
If you have not received your letter, you can now book your appointments via the local booking system or by calling 0115 883 4640 between 9am and 5pm.
In Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, the NHS is now also starting to invite the over 65s to their appointments. Text messages and letters inviting those over 65 to have their vaccine have begun to go out and anyone eligible can also book via the local booking site or by calling 0115 883 4640.
Please note: If you are over 65, you do not need to wait for your letter to book your Covid-19 vaccination appointment. Book via the local booking site or call the number above between 9am and 5pm daily.
Clinically Extremely Vulnerable
Anyone under the age of 70 classed as Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire has been sent a letter inviting them to book their COVID-19 vaccination appointment.
To read more about the COVID-19 vaccinations for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable people, please click here.
To book an appointment, Clinically Extremely Vulnerable people can use the local booking link or call 0115 883 4640 between 9am and 5pm.
Housebound residents will receive a COVID-19 vaccine within their own home or place of residence. A special ‘roving team’ of vaccinators is delivering the service to housebound residents.
Those who are housebound will have been identified by their registered GP. You can read more about the COVID-19 vaccinations for housebound residents here.
Any housebound resident who has not received a letter can call the vaccination booking line on 0115 883 4640 between 9am and 5pm.
Frontline Health & Social Care staff (not employed by the NHS or local authorities)
If you are frontline staff, not employed by the NHS or local authorities you can complete a vaccination of healthcare workers form and submit it to the email address provided. You can download a copy of the form here.
For further information on what you can do to help, tips on preparing for an appointment and guidance on using the online booking system, SwiftQueue please visit this CCG webpage.
A guide for adults has also been produced to provide more information about the vaccine.
Where can you receive the vaccine in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire?
The NHS has 11 sites currently delivering the vaccination across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. There are three hospital hubs located at Queens Medical Centre, City Hospital and King’s Mill Hospital. A larger-scale vaccination centre has also opened in Mansfield at the former Wickes store. These sites are vaccinating priority groups by appointment only.
Local vaccination services have also been launching across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and include:
- Ashfield Health Village
- Cripps Medical Centre - this is a staff hub
- Forest Recreation Ground
- Gamston Community Centre
- King’s Meadow Campus
- Newark Showground
- Richard Herrod Centre in Carlton
Recipients of the vaccine will be called forward in priority order as set out by the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). One of the JCVI priority cohorts is frontline health and care workers and to make vaccinating this cohort as convenient as possible the NHS has created a dedicated staff Local Vaccination Service at the Cripps Medical Centre on University Park.
Further information, including directions to your vaccination site, can be accessed on the NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG website.
What happens on the day?
When you arrive at the site to be vaccinated, you will need to ensure that you are wearing a face mask. Social distancing will also be in place.
Anyone under the age of 70 who is Clinically Extremely Vulnerable will need to bring their invitation letter or their shielding letter to their appointment as proof that they are eligible for vaccination. Read these Frequently Asked Questions for those who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable.
Questions will be asked about your medical history and it is important that you inform staff if you are pregnant or if you have ever had a severe allergic reaction in the past.
The vaccine will be given as an injection into your upper arm by a trained professional and you may be asked to wait for 15 minutes after having your vaccination.
You will be given a record card with the date of your second vaccination appointment which you will need to keep safe.
According to government guidelines, you should not attend a vaccine appointment if:
- you are self-isolating
- waiting for a COVID-19 test
- unsure if you are fit and well
- Vaccination should also be delayed until one month after a positive COVID test
More information on what happens at your appointment can be accessed here.
What happens after receiving your vaccination?
Information has been produced to inform you of what you can expect following your vaccination including the next steps after your first vaccine, potential side effects and information on the protection received from the vaccination. You can access this information on the government website.
Information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine can be accessed in an easy to read format.
A collection of videos are available on the COVID-19 vaccine in Gujarati, Sylheti, Tamil, Urdu and Punjabi. A further collection of videos on the COVID-19 vaccine is available in multiple languages here.
Translated leaflets are also available for the guide for older adults on the COVID-19 vaccination and for information on what to expect after a vaccination.
A collection of videos have also been produced in multiple languages discussing the importance of COVID-19 vaccinations and diabetes.
Watch this video of Amarjit explaining in Punjabi why she has received the COVID-19 vaccination in Nottingham.