Updated January, 2021
The COVID-19 vaccination roll-out has started in Shropshire. The NHS is prioritising the vaccination programme in line with national guidelines.
In Shropshire you will be invited to attend a vaccination appointment at a local GP service, a local hospital service, a local pharmacy or at a large vaccination centre. Please be patient and do not contact your GP practice. The NHS will contact you when it is your turn to have the vaccination.
We are supporting and directing people to specific local information about the COVID-19 Vaccination which is on the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust website.
You can also visit the UK Government website for the latest information about the Coronavirus Vaccine.
Large vaccination centres
Large vaccination centres have opened across England which are capable of delivering thousands of the life-saving vaccine jabs each week and provide an additional option to local vaccination sites across Telford and Wrekin. As with all vaccination centres across the county, people must wait to be invited to book their vaccination and you should not contact your GP practice or turn up without an appointment.
If you are contacted to make an appointment at your nearest large vaccination centre (which may be up to 45 minutes away), but do not wish to or cannot travel that far, you can wait for your vaccination to be given locally.
For a list of hospital hubs and local vaccination services visit the UK Government website.
Scam vaccination messages
The NHS COVID vaccine is free. If you receive a text asking you to click a link to a fake NHS website which asks for payment or other personal details, do not respond and report it to Action Fraud via their website or call 0300 123 2040.
Public Health England and other organisations have produced a number of COVID-19 vaccination leaflets and resources. Please access by clicking on the links below:
- Vaccine priority list
- Guide for adults
- Why do I have to wait for my COVID-19 vaccine
- A Guide to COVID-19 vaccination for all women of childbearing age, those currently pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding
- What to expect after my COVID-19 vaccination
- Mencap COVID-19 vaccination easy read
- Coronavirus vaccines explained in Sylheti, Gujarati, Tamil, Urdu and Punjabi
- Information about vaccines: For people with a learning disability and autistic people - video
For easy read posters about Coronavirus, keeping safe and the vaccine, along with audio versions, visit the Keep Safe UK website.
Download an easy read leaflet explaining Why Do I Have to Wait for the COVID-19 Vaccination here