Islanders are reminded that there is a priority order for vaccinations and are asked to be patient as we progress through the agreed cohort list. Please do not try and contact the vaccination helpline unless you have received an invitation letter. Further details can be found here: https://covid19.gov.gg/guidance/vaccine
Invitation letters will be sent out to the prioritised cohorts in order. Please note that the invite letters will be sent out in batches to manage the flow of callers booking appointments.
To support islanders booking appointments, a dedicated vaccination call centre has been established to book appointments every weekday between 8am and 8pm and every weekend between 8 am and 12 noon. If you cannot get through on these lines initially please be patient and keep trying.
We will try, where possible, to schedule vaccination appointments around existing commitments. However, we would ask that islanders prioritise receiving their vaccinations.
The vaccinations for the cohorts being delivered at the CVC will have a 3, 4 or 10 week interval between doses (depending on the vaccine delivered). This is to ensure the most optimal and strategic use is made of the vaccine supply allocated to the Bailiwick in the forthcoming months. The gap between doses followed a detailed evaluation of the data regarding the efficacy of the vaccine with differing timing options.
Being driven, or taking someone to the Community Vaccination Centre is permitted within lockdown rules if there is no other alternative, as long as the driver is not self-isolating. However, 2m social distancing must be maintained at all times. The passenger must sit in the rear of the vehicle, everyone wears a face covering, the windows are kept open and the vehicle is cleaned after use with suitable detergent products.
The first two priority cohorts (care home residents, over 80s and front line health and care workers) will continue to receive their second dose of the vaccine at a 3, 4 or 10 week interval between doses (depending on the vaccine delivered) as plans were already in place to support this delivery model and to ensure the resilience of our health and care services.
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.
You must stay at home even if you have received the vaccine. All lockdown rules still apply, including social distancing measures. It is also highly recommended that you wear a face covering when outside of your own home.