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Patient Information

It is important to note that the vaccine will not be mandatory and people will be able to choose whether they take up the vaccine or not. Information will be provided to people before vaccination, and will also be available online, to provide reassurance about patient safety to allow informed decisions, and robust consent processes will be in place to manage this. 

The coronavirus vaccine you'll be offered

The vaccine you are offered will be appropriate for you and will be based on clinical recommendations, including those of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

The vaccine you receive will also depend on your age, whether you are pregnant and vaccine availability. For a limited number of people, it will depend on clinical reasons such as severe allergy or having a severely weakened immune system.

The Pfizer/BioNTech and the Moderna vaccines are authorised for use in children and adults aged 12 years and over. The Pfizer/BioNTech (child-sized dose) vaccine is authorised for use in children aged 5 to 11 years.

The interval between a first and second dose of vaccination is eight weeks for those aged 18 and over, irrespective of which vaccine is administered. The interval between a first and second dose of vaccination is 12 weeks for those aged 5 to 17. The interval between the second and third dose (for immunocompromised patients only) is eight weeks. The interval between the second dose (or third dose for immunocompromised patients) and the booster dose is three months.

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

Education

Monday to Friday 08:30-17:00