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Eligibility for the Vaccine

This page was last updated on 30 March 2022.

From 22 September: The Bailiwick of Guernsey Vaccination Programme is now moving into the next phase – the booster programme 2021. Read more here.

The vaccine has been rolled out to the most vulnerable in our society first to save lives.

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

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 22 July 2021:

Group 1

Older adults in care homes and those working with older adults

Vaccines delivered by Primary Care

Complete

All in this group who have taken up the invite for a vaccine have received 2 doses of the vaccine

Group 2a

All those aged 80 years of age and over

Vaccines delivered by Primary Care

Complete

All in this group who have taken up the invite for a vaccine have received 2 doses of the vaccine

Group 2b

Health and care frontline workers

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

Complete

All in this group who have taken up the invite for a vaccine have received 2 doses of the vaccine

Group 3

All those ages 75 years of age and over

Vaccine delivered in the Community Vaccination Centre

Complete

All in this group who have taken up the invite for a vaccine have received 2 doses of the vaccine

Group 4a

All those ages 70 years of age and over

Vaccine delivered in the Community Vaccination Centre

Complete

All in this group who have taken up the invite for a vaccine have received 2 doses of the vaccine

Group 4b

Clinically Extremely Vulnerable

Vaccines delivered by Primary Care

Complete

All in this group who have taken up the invite for a vaccine have received 2 doses of the vaccine

Group 5

All those ages 65 years of age and over

Vaccine delivered in the Community Vaccination Centre

Complete

All in this group who have taken up the invite for a vaccine have received 2 doses of the vaccine

Group 6

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

Vaccine delivered in the Community Vaccination Centre

Complete

All in this group who have taken up the invite for a vaccine have received 2 doses of the vaccine

Group 7

All those ages 60 years of age and over

Vaccine delivered in the Community Vaccination Centre

Complete

All in this group who have taken up the invite for a vaccine have received 2 doses of the vaccine

Group 8

All those ages 55 years of age and over

Vaccine delivered in the Community Vaccination Centre

Complete

All in this group who have taken up the invite for a vaccine have received 2 doses of the vaccine

Group 9

All those ages 50 years of age and over

Vaccine delivered in the Community Vaccination Centre

Complete

All in this group who have taken up the invite for a vaccine have received 2 doses of the 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.

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

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 COVID-19. It does however, prevent individuals from suffering from the serious side effects of, or dying as a result of, the virus. 

COVID-19 contacts

COVID-19 Helpline

  • If you have a  positive LFT, you must immediately notify the States of Guernsey via the online form at https://www.gov.gg/covidnotification or by calling the clinical helpline.

Option 1 - Clinical helpline available 09.00-16.00 weekdays, 10.00-12.00 Saturdays and closed Sundays

Option 2 - Non-clinical helpline available 09.00-16.00 weekdays

Email inbox monitored Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00

Please send clinical questions to publichealth@gov.gg  all non-clinical questions to covid19enquiries@gov.gg

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