Who will get the COVID-19 vaccine
The COVID-19 vaccine will first be offered to people who are most at risk from coronavirus, before being offered more widely. Find out what to do if you have been invited to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Last updated: 26 March 2021
Find the latest guidance on who will get the COVID-19 vaccine on the NHS UK website.
We are very busy arranging for our most vulnerable population to get the vaccine. You will be contacted when it is your turn to get the vaccine, and should only come to our vaccine site if you have been asked to.
About the vaccine
The vaccine is our best defence against coronavirus, alongside effective social distancing, wearing a face mask, and washing your hands.
The vaccine has undergone months of rigorous testing, and a strict approval process means we can be confident that the vaccine will be safe and effective.
The safety and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine will continue to be monitored after it has been introduced.
The COVID-19 vaccine will not protect you from the flu. If you have your annual flu jab, you should wait 7 days before your COVID-19 vaccination.
Where to go for your vaccine
We are in the process of organising a hospital vaccination hub at one of our Gloucestershire Hospitals sites. You will be contacted with further details when you are asked to come for your vaccine.
There is free parking at the back of Redwood Education Centre if you are visiting the site to get your COVID-19 vaccine.
Find information about how to get to our hospitals, including maps of our sites.
Study to combine flu and COVID-19 vaccine
Gloucestershire Hospitals are looking for volunteers to take part in a study looking at the use of COVID-19 vaccines at the same time as the annual flu jab.
The study is run by the Bristol Trials Centre (CTEU), at the University of Britsol, and is sponsored by University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust.
If you are aged 18 years or over, and have had your first does of a COVID-19 vaccine, you may be eligible to take part. Your participation in the study would last around 2 months.
Visit comflucov.blogs.bristol.ac.uk to find out how you can take part.
Public Health England have created the following leaflets, to help you understand more about the COVID-19 vaccine.