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COVID-19 vaccinations – latest updates and information

Last reviewed on 23 February

The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus.

In St Helens Borough, the vaccine is being offered at the mass vaccination centre at St Helens RFC and at some pharmacies.

When it's your turn, you will receive a letter asking you to log on to the national booking service at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination to book an appointment. Anyone unable to book online can call 119 free of charge, anytime between 7am and 11pm seven days a week.

The vaccine is currently being given to:

  • people aged 64 and over
  • people who are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • people who are at moderate risk from coronavirus (clinically vulnerable)
  • people who live or work in care homes
  • health and social care workers
  • people who are eligible for Carer's Allowance – find out more about Carer's Allowance on GOV.UK

The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). Read the latest JCVI advice on priority groups for the COVID-19 vaccination on GOV.UK.

If you are not eligible yet

Wait to be contacted. The NHS will let you know when it's your turn to have the vaccine. It's important not to contact the NHS for a vaccination before then.

Frequently asked questions

Please see these updated FAQs about the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine.

What to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination

If you attend the vaccination centre at the Totally Wicked Stadium, you can expect to be given this leaflet with information for people who have had their COVID-19 vaccination.

Scam warning

Please be on your guard against an email/text message scam that is doing the rounds - and make sure any vulnerable friends and family members are aware.

It tricks people into handing over their credit card details to secure a vaccination appointment.

The NHS will never ask for any bank details in order to register for a vaccination. If you are in any doubt that a text message or call is genuine, please contact your surgery.

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have produced YouTube videos explaining the safety and effectiveness of vaccines in the following languages:

The government has produced a COVID-19 vaccination guide for older adults, which has been translated into multiple languages.

You can visit NHS England's publications site to download leaflets about the COVID-19 vaccine in multiple languages.

The BBC has produced a COVID-19 vaccine video Q&A in five South Asian languages: Gujarati, Punjabi, Sylheti, Tamil and Urdu.