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About the Vaccine

The first consignment of the vaccine was received in Guernsey on 16 December 2020.

Vaccines save lives.

The impact of safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines will offer individual protection as well as greater protection for our loved ones and communities both here and abroad. Taking the vaccine will be voluntary in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

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. 

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 Committee for Health & Social Care designated the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, and the AstraZeneca vaccine for use in the Bailiwick - the first vaccine was administered in the Bailiwick on 17th December 2020.

The Committee for Health & Social Care also designated the Moderna vaccine for use in the Bailiwick at its meeting on 26th January 2021. The Moderna vaccine is now on-island and will be used as and when required.

The Community Vaccination Centre at Beau Sejour opened on Monday 25 January 2021. We will also be working with Primary Care and Occupational Health to deliver this vaccine to islanders.

We receive our vaccines through a UK supply chain and our procurement teams liaise with their UK counterparts to ensure we receive a proportionate share of any available vaccine based on the population size of the Bailiwick.

COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to Alderney and Sark for distribution to residents who meet the priority criteria.

Why you should get the vaccine

Safety/Efficacy

Eligibility

Delivery

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