The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has considered the evidence for phase 2 of the UK’s COVID-19 vaccination programme.
We are currently in phase one of the Vaccination Programme, focusing on vaccinating those who are currently eligible for vaccination.
Phase one is working through the priority groups 1 to 9 and aims to finish in mid-April.
Phase two will include people aged 40 to 49 years who are at highest risk of hospitalisation, with the risk reducing the younger you are.
Prioritisation will therefore continue in the following order, once all at-risk groups in phase one have been offered at least one dose of the vaccine:
- all those aged 40 to 49 years
- all those aged 30 to 39 years
- all those aged 18 to 29 years
The committee agreed that mass vaccination targeting occupational groups would be more complex to deliver and may slow down the vaccine programme, leaving some more vulnerable people at higher risk unvaccinated for longer.
In the meantime, if you are in phase 2 of the vaccination programme please do not contact the NHS to ask for a vaccination appointment.
You will be contacted when it is your turn.
Find out more about the Vaccination Programme in Surrey Heartlands.