Covid-19 Vaccine

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. 

Following Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation advice, the eligible vaccine cohorts 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.

The NHS in West Yorkshire offers local people protection in its new spring Covid-19 campaign. 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 in local Covid-19 vaccination pop-up clinics across the Wakefield District. Details on these clinics can be found below:

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