Covid-19 Vaccine

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Covid-19 vaccine

Vaccines are our best protection against flu and Covid-19. Over the last few years, they have kept tens of thousands of people out of hospital and helped to save countless lives.

For those that are older, pregnant or with certain health conditions, catching Covid-19 can increase the risk of developing more serious illnesses such as bronchitis and pneumonia or can make existing conditions worse. This is why it is important you protect yourself by getting your vaccine. 

The NHS in West Yorkshire offers local people protection in its new spring Covid-19 campaign starting in care homes from Monday 15 April and to wider eligible groups on Monday 22 April. 

Following Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation advice, the eligible cohorts this spring include:

  • Residents in care homes for older adults
  • Adults aged 75 years and over by 30 June 2024
  • Individuals aged 6 months and over who are immunosuppressed.

The main change to eligibility from previous Covid-19 programmes is that those with a weakened immune system are now eligible from 6 months instead of 5 years.

People are encouraged to book a vaccination appointment through the NHS National Booking System.

Across West Yorkshire vaccinations will be delivered in over 180 participating pharmacies, GP led primary care networks and at advertised pop-up clinic events

You can find out the latest information about both vaccines and how to book by visiting: 

Vaccinations are free of charge. Anyone who claims to be able to provide you with a vaccine for a fee is likely to be committing a crime and should be reported to the Police online or by calling 112. The NHS will never ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text asking you to confirm you want the vaccine.

For more information about the vaccine, please see these useful resource below: