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COVID-19 vaccination programme

Documents relating to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory infections. These can range from the common cold to more serious diseases.

COVID-19 is caused by a new form of coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). It was first reported in December 2019.

Pregnant women who are inadvertently immunised should be notified to the Vaccine in Pregnancy surveillance programme.

Further information is available on NHS.UK and on GOV.UK

Information and guidance on a very rare condition involving blood clots and unusual bleeding after COVID-19 vaccination.

Guidance

Training resources

Leaflets, posters and resources

Surveillance

Protocols and patient group directions (PGDs)

The PGDs to support the COVID-19 vaccination programme are available to download:

PGD for COVID-19 mRNA vaccine BNT162b2 (Pfizer/BioNTech)

PGD for COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca, (ChAdOx1-S [recombinant])

Programme documents

Published 27 November 2020
Last updated 8 April 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added the national protocol for COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna.

  2. Added Use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine: JCVI statement and link to COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting document collection.

  3. Added 'COVID-19 vaccination: booking an appointment letter' and 'Letter from the Health and Social Care Secretary on COVID-19 vaccination phase 1 advice'.

  4. Added 'Priority groups for phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccination programme: advice from the JCVI'.

  5. Added updated COVID-19 vaccination training slide set link, 'PHE monitoring of the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination' and 'Letter from the Health and Social Care Secretary on COVID-19 vaccination in people with learning disabilities'.

  6. Added easy-read consent form for adults and vaccine product information poster.

  7. COVID-19 vaccination training slide set updated.

  8. Added British Sign Language resources.

  9. Added 'Prioritising the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: JCVI statement', 'COVID-19 vaccinations and community-based social care workers', 'UK COVID-19 vaccines delivery plan' and 'Letter to the profession from the UK Chief Medical Officers on the UK COVID-19 vaccination programmes'.

  10. Added the use of human and animal products in vaccines guide.

  11. Added 'COVID-19 vaccine monitoring reports' to the surveillance section.

  12. Added 'COVID-19: enhanced surveillance of cases in vaccinated individuals'.

  13. Added COVID-19: vaccine surveillance strategy and updated COVID-19 vaccination training slide set.

  14. Added National protocol for COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca (ChAdOx1-S [recombinant]).

  15. Added easy-read resources.

  16. Added link to the COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca (ChAdOx1-S [recombinant]) PGD.

  17. Added: Revised COVID-19 vaccination training slide set and Priority groups for COVID-19 vaccination: advice from the JCVI, 30 December 2020.

  18. Added national protocol for COVID-19 mRNA vaccine BNT162b2 (Pfizer/BioNTech).

  19. Training slide set updated.

  20. Training slide set updated.

  21. Added link to COVID-19 mRNA vaccine BNT162b2 (Pfizer/BioNTech) PGD.

  22. Added information leaflets, consent forms and link to updated COVID-19 vaccination training slide set.

  23. Added 'COVID-19 vaccination: women of childbearing age, pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding'.

  24. Added 'Priority groups for COVID-19 vaccination: advice from the JCVI, 2 December 2020'.

  25. First published.