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Covid-19 vaccine

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

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus.

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.

You can find out more about the vaccine from the NHS website.

Further information about the Oxford AstraZeneca Vaccine is available from the NHS.

The vaccine programme in Sunderland

Find out more about the vaccine programme in Sunderland and answers to some frequently asked questions.

Find out about the Nightingale North East, Sunderland, including how to get there. 

There is also information from Nexus to help you get to your Covid-19 vaccination centre if you are travelling by public transport.

Health and social care workers can view this Q&A video from David Pearson (Chair of the Social Care Sector Covid-19 Support Taskforce), Dr Nikki Kanani (Medical Director of Primary Care for NHS England) and Prof Jonathan Van-Tam (Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England).

If you're an employer or social care worker and need information or advice you can contact our vaccination lead on strategiccommissioningteam@sunderland.gov.uk

Be alert to vaccine fraud

We are aware that some people are receiving suspicious calls and text messages offering the COVID-19 vaccination.

Coronavirus vaccines are only available on the NHS. You can be contacted by the NHS, your employer, or a GP surgery local to you, to receive your vaccine. Remember, the vaccine is free of charge. At no point will you be asked to pay.

  • The NHS will never ask you for your bank account or card details
  • The NHS will never ask you for your PIN or banking password
  • The NHS will never arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine
  • The NHS will never ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips

If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you believe you have been the victim of fraud or identity theft you should report this directly to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Where the victim is vulnerable, and particularly if you are worried that someone has or might come to your house, report it to the Police online or by calling 101.

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