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Eligibility for the Vaccine

This page was last updated on 8 April 2021 at 09.45hrs.

If you think you should have been contacted in Groups 1 to 9 and have not been, please contact 01481 707607.

Early vaccine supplies will be strictly limited, compounded by the need to have two doses. Therefore, we will be rolling out the vaccine to the most vulnerable in our society first. This will save lives.

The Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has made recommendations for the provisional prioritisation for COVID-19 vaccines. The advice is based on preliminary information on the vaccines in development, and provisional timelines for vaccine availability, and is subject to change.

The committee strongly agrees that a simple age-based programme will likely result in faster delivery and better uptake in those at the highest risk.

Status of the programme (as at 15 March 2021) with anticipated dates for future priority groups:

Group 1

Older adults in care homes and those working with older adults

Vaccines delivered by Primary Care

Complete

All in this cohorts have received two doses of the vaccine

Group 2a

All those aged 80 years of age and over

Vaccines delivered by Primary Care

All invitations sent to this cohort

All in this group who have taken up the invite for a vaccine have received the first dose of vaccine

Group 2b

Health and care frontline workers

Vaccines delivered by a mix of Primary Care, Occupational Health and HSC

All invitations sent to this cohort

All in this group who have taken up the invite for a vaccine have received the first dose of vaccine

Group 3

All those ages 75 years of age and over

Vaccine delivered in the Community Vaccination Centre

All invitations sent to this cohort

All in this group who have taken up the invite for a vaccine have received the first dose of vaccine

Group 4a

All those ages 70 years of age and over

Vaccine delivered in the Community Vaccination Centre

All invitations sent to this cohort

All in this group who have taken up the invite for a vaccine have received the first dose of vaccine

Group 4b

Clinically Extremely Vulnerable

Vaccines delivered by Primary Care

All invitations sent to this cohort

All in this group who have taken up the invite for a vaccine have received the first dose of vaccine

Group 5

All those ages 65 years of age and over

Vaccine delivered in the Community Vaccination Centre

All invitations sent to this cohort

All in this group who have taken up the invite for a vaccine have received the first dose of vaccine

Group 6

Individuals aged 18 to 65 years of age at moderate risk*

Vaccine delivered in the Community Vaccination Centre

All invitations sent to this cohort

Not all will have received their first dose of vaccine yet. All invitations should have been posted out by the end of March 2021.

Group 7

All those ages 60 years of age and over

Vaccine delivered in the Community Vaccination Centre

All invitations sent to this cohort

Everyone in this priority group should have received their first dose by week ending Sunday 28 March 2021

Group 8

All those ages 55 years of age and over

Vaccine delivered in the Community Vaccination Centre

All invitations sent to this cohort

Everyone in this priority group should have received their first dose by Saturday 3 April 2021.

Group 9

All those ages 50 years of age and over

Vaccine delivered in the Community Vaccination Centre

All invitations sent to this cohort

Everyone in this priority group should have received their first dose by Saturday 10th April 2021. That week also sees those in earlier priority groups begin to receive their second dose of vaccine.

*Clinically extremely vulnerable individuals are described here. This advice on vaccination does not include pregnant women and those under the age of 16 years.

Priority groups 6 to 9 are identified by a Public Health England (PHE) algorithm in the UK which searches the database and looks for certain coding or ‘flags’ that identify patients at moderate risk. This might mean that others might be called forward during this time.

Now that invitations have been sent to all of priority group 9 a period of 2 weeks has been set aside to hold ‘mop-up’ clinics for any member of any priority group who has changed their mind, changed appointment, been missed off a register etc. while simultaneously administering second doses to earlier cohorts. As soon as this is in place the programme will move to phase 2 on or around Monday 24 May 2021, while still administering second doses for individuals into June 2021.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/940936/Priority_groups_for_coronavirus__COVID-19__vaccination_-_advice_from_the_JCVI__2_December_2020.pdf

There is no definitive timeline for how long we expect the programme to take. We are currently forecasting that Beau Sejour will be used to administer the vaccine until mid-May 2021.

We will keep islanders informed about vaccine availability and supply.

Good hand hygiene still applies if you have received the vaccine. If you have been contacted to self-isolate, this also still applies even if you have received the vaccine.

The vaccine does not prevent people catching and spreading COVID-19. It does however, prevent individuals from suffering from the serious side effects of, or dying as a result of, the virus. 

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