The UK continues to expand its vaccine roll out, with people aged 40 now being invited to book their Covid vaccine.
Nearly 50 million vaccinations have been administered across the country – 34,346,273 people have had their first dose, and 14,940,984 people have had their second.
But what happens should you need to change you vaccine appointment?
Here is all you need to know…
How to change your Covid vaccine appointment
You can use the NHS website to book and manage your Covid vaccination booking.
If you have made a booking already, the site will allow you to view the date, rearrange or even cancel it completely.
You can only use this service if:
- You’re aged 40 or over
- You’ll turn 40 before 1 July 2021
- You’re at high risk from COVID-19 (clinically extremely vulnerable)
- You have a condition that puts you at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
- You have a learning disability
- You’re an eligible frontline health or social care worker
- You get a Carer’s Allowance, get support following an assessment by your local authority or your GP record shows you’re a carer
How will I be contacted about my Covid vaccination?
The NHS will reach out to you when it is your turn to have the Covid vaccine.
You can book now if you meet the criteria above and can book appointments at a vaccination centre, pharmacies and some local NHS services such as hospitals or GP surgeries.
You will be informed by a text or letter (potentially both) – the text will be from ‘NHSvaccine’ and will be sent to the phone number your GP surgery has listed for you.
There have been reports of fake vaccine texts being sent out.
To make sure you don’t fall for a scam, always keep in mind that the NHS will never ask for:
- Your bank account or card details
- Your pin or banking password
- Copies of personal documents to prove your identity such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips
If you think you have been a victim of fraud or identify theft, report it to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.
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Author: Andrew Gaudion