Information for the public on the vaccination programme in NW London
The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus. It’s being given to:
- people aged 25 and over
- people with a condition that puts them at high risk – (clinically extremely vulnerable)
(More information about people in this group can be found here)
- people who live or work in care homes
- people aged 18+ and you live with someone who is at higher risk from Covid either because they are aged 50 or over or they have a health condition (book as carer)
- health and social care workers
- people with a condition that puts them at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
- people with a learning disability
The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
If you have any coronavirus symptoms:
a high temperature
a new, continuous cough
a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste
Get a test and stay at home
Help us help you get the treatment you need
While everyone is being told to stay at home, it can be hard to know what to do if you’re unwell.
- For help from a GP – use your GP surgery’s website, use an online service or app, or call the surgery.
- For urgent medical help – use the NHS 111 online service, or call 111 if you’re unable to get help online.
- For life-threatening emergencies – call 999 for an ambulance.
If you’re advised to go to hospital, it’s important to go.