COVID-19 Vaccination

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are our best defence against the virus. They are 95% effective against the virus causing symptoms and are currently being rolled out across Coventry and Warwickshire to priority groups.

Protect yourself and your family

Getting vaccinated means protecting yourself and may also help to protect your family, friends and patients from the virus.

Continue to wash hands, cover face, and make space

The COVID-19 vaccine is our best defence against the virus used alongside effective social distancing, wearing a mask, and washing your hands.

A clinically approved vaccination

The vaccine has been developed and approved following several clinical trials involving thousands of people across the world.

Vaccine eligibility

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) decide the order in which people should be vaccinated. You can find out which groups are currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine here.

How the vaccine is given

The vaccine is given by injection into the arm or shoulder. You will be asked which arm you wish to have it in – we recommend if you are right-handed to have it in your left arm and vice versa. You will need two doses of the vaccine to gain the maximum protection. These doses will be given 12 weeks apart therefore you will need to attend two appointments to receive both doses. If you do not have both doses the vaccine will not be fully effective.

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