Vaccination Update - May 2021
In addition to the recently opened vaccination centre in Sutton high street’s St. Nicholas Centre, some pharmacies in Sutton will now also be offering the COVID-19 vaccination. If the location you are offered to receive your vaccination is further away than you would like, please try to book again later as more appointments are added on a regular basis. From May onwards, people aged under 40 in Sutton will receive the Pfizer vaccine.
The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective and gives you the best protection against COVID-19
The NHS plans to deliver the largest vaccination programme in our history. Approved vaccines have been rigorously tested and confirmed as safe and highly effective by the expert Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
Current available COVID-19 vaccines are:
Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine?
The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccines to people most at risk from coronavirus. You will be called up by your GP when its your turn.
Across Sutton the vaccine is being offered in some hospitals, some pharmacies and local vaccination centres. For a full list of those being offered the vaccine visit the NHS website.
If you’re in one of the priority groups you can book an appointment at a local vaccination centre or community pharmacy site online or by calling 119 for free (7am – 11pm, seven days a week).
You will need to be registered with a GP surgery in England. You can register with a GP if you do not already have one.
- For more information about the COVID-19 vaccine in Sutton.
- Government guidance is now available for What to Expect After Vaccination.
- Frequently asked questions about the vaccine can be found here.
COVID-19 Vaccinations for Unpaid Carers
Unpaid carers have been included in priority group 6 of the COVID Vaccine roll out, recognising the vital role in looking after a family member, partner or friend who needs care and support because they are living with a disability, long term illness, a mental health problem or an addiction. It applies to both adults and children who are eligible for a carer’s allowance, or the sole or primary carer of an elderly or disabled person who is at increased risk of COVID-19 mortality and therefore clinically vulnerable.
You should be contacted by your GP if you are eligible with guidance on how to receive the COVID Vaccine. If you have not been contacted and think you are eligible please contact your GP surgery first.
Further support and advice is available from the Sutton Carers Centre, an independent charity delivering a wide range of local support services to meet the needs of carers in the Borough.