UPDATE 26.02.21

Solent NHS trust has now opened up a walk-in vaccination centre at St James’ Hospital,

This is for any of the following who would like to have a COVID vaccination:

  • Aged 64+
  • Is receipt of a Carer’s Allowance * and the
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable by bringing proof of ID/eligibility

Patients do not need to make an appointment (via NHS telephone, GP or online booking scheme) A trial period of offering non-appointment based vaccinations is being organised for 7 days.

More information can be found here.

All people on learning disabilities register in England to be invited for COVID vaccine

Care minister confirms move up priority list after advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.

People who are on a GP register for learning disabilities will now be prioritised for a coronavirus vaccination in England, following updated advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

Helen Whately, the care minister, said those registered would be invited for vaccination to ensure people at higher risk of the disease were protected as soon as possible.

Vaccination for unpaid carers

If you look after someone who is older or clinically vulnerable who couldn’t cope without your help you could be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine as one of the next priority groups.

If you receive carers allowance or you’re already registered with your GP as an unpaid carer then you will receive an invite to book a vaccination appointment. You don’t need to do anything now.

If you don’t receive carers allowance or your GP doesn’t know that you are a carer then you should contact Portsmouth Carers Centre by email or by calling 023 9285 1864 if you can’t get online.

We will check that you are eligible and make sure you are registered for vaccination.

Update on COVID-19 Vaccination programme in Portsmouth ~: Feb 21

COVID-19 Vaccination programme update Feb 21