COVID-19 Staff Vaccination Information
Your COVID-19 vaccination elsewhere
Your NHS number will be on any letters you receive from your GP or hospitals, alternatively you can find out your NHS Number online.
COVID-19 Vaccine, Booster and flu jab open forum December 2021
COVID-19 vaccine information
COVID-19 vaccine question areas
Anyone with a previous history of allergic reactions to the ingredients of the vaccine should not receive it, but those with any other allergies such as a food allergy can now have the vaccine. To see the short update from the MHRA relating to the use of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine scroll down this GOV.UK web page (30 December 2020).
How the vaccines work
The Grand Round presentation all about the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination. The science behind it, how it works and answers to many of the questions put to Dr Clare Dollery (Medical Director), Stuart Richardson (Chief Pharmacist), Breeda McManus (Deputy Chief Nurse) and Dr Michael Kelsey (Consultant in Medical Microbiology and Virology).
Amma Kyei-Mensah explains why she has had her COVID-19 vaccine
Information on/from trusted websites
- MHRA's statement on the approval of the Oxford University/AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine
- Government's statement on the MHRA's authorisation of the Oxford University/AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine
- The NHS website contains the latest updates on the COVID-19 vaccines and vaccination programme
- From Public Health England, COVID-19 vaccine guidance for health and social care workers (27 Nov 2020)
- A blog from Public Health England, explaining the role of the MHRA and JCVI in COVID-19 vaccines
- NHS COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs, including information relating specifically to Healthcare workers.
Brochures and other products
- For information for people who have had their first COVID-19 vaccination, see the attached leaflet, 'What to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination'.
- For information for NHS workers about why it's important to get the your COVID-19 vaccination when it's available, see the attached leaflet, 'Protection for healthcare workers'
- An Easy Read guide to the COVID-19 vaccine.
- The British Islamic Medical Association position statement on the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
Specialist and clinical information
- From the MHRA, information for health professionals and the public relating to the regulatory approval of the Modera COVID-19 Vaccine.
- Green Book, Chapter 14a - Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination information for public health professionals - updated guidance on GOV.UK, 31 Dec 2020
- From the MHRA, information for health professionals and the public relating to the regulatory approval of the Oxford University/AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine
- MHRA Conditions of Authorisation for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine under Regulation 174 of the Human Medicine Regulations 2012
- SPC Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine - Regulation 174 Information for UK Healthcare Professionals
- Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Briefing to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee - 10 November 2020
- Safety and Efficacy of the COVID-19 Vaccine - Polack et al, The New England Journal of Medicine, 10 Dec 2020
- COVID-19 Vaccine Safety and Efficacy Interim Analysis - Voysey et al, The Lancet, 8 Dec 2020
- For a briefing on the COVID-19 Vaccine in relation to people who lack capacity as deemed by the Mental Capacity Act 2005, see this guidance note from 39 Essex Chambers
- To find out how a vaccine can be safely developed so quickly, check out this short video from the University of Oxford explaining the approach they have taken with their vaccine candidate: www.vimeo.com/475844696.
- The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have published responses to myths about COVID-19 vaccines that have appeared on social media. See their website: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/vaccine-benefits/facts.html
- Also from the CDC, information refuting myths relating specifically to mRNA vaccines (Pfizer-BioNTech): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/mrna.html
- 'COVID-19: Busting the vaccine myths' - Dr Jane Falconer, Senior Lecture in Immunology at the University of Sunderland dispels some of the myths around the vaccination process: https://www.sunderland.ac.uk/more/news/story/covid-19-busting-the-vaccine-myths-1454
Letter from Lenny Henry