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Eligibility for the Vaccine

This page was last updated on 24 September 2021.

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

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 22 July 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 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

All but a few adults in all cohorts who took up invitation later for varying reasons and have received their first dose, should have received their second dose by 31st August 2021. Those few who did not come forward for vaccination until July will receive their second doses in August and September in reduced frequency clinics.

Alderney, Sark, Herm, non-residents and seasonal workers

All adults who have chosen to be vaccinated have received their first dose and most will have received their second dose by 31st July

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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