Trust the NHS website as the best place to get information about the COVID-19 vaccine.
Research has shown the COVID-19 vaccines help to:
- reduce your risk of getting seriously ill or dying from COVID-19;
- reduce your risk of catching or spreading COVID-19;
- protect against COVID-19 variants.
Please share this link with your community: Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
The following people will be offered a COVID-19 booster vaccination:
- people aged 50 and over
- people who live and work in care homes
- frontline health and social care workers
- people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
- people aged 16 and over who are a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19
- people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
People who are pregnant and in 1 of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.
On the Island you will be contacted by your GP when it is your turn to get the booster. Please remember; the booster will be offered at least six months after completion of the first course of vaccination.
If you are asked to book online but are only offered a mainland appointment, please wait and try again. New appointments are released daily and everyone in the above list will be able to get a booster dose.
12-15 year olds
Children aged 12-15 can get their COVID-19 vaccination as part of the in-school vaccination programme.
Get the information you need to make the right decision for your child on this website. It will also help you understand the consent process.
There is more information on this NHS website.
People aged 16 to 25
18+ year olds
If you are aged 18 and over it’s not too late to get your first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Please book an appointment today. Call 119 or book your vaccination online.
There are still many simple things we can all do to help stop the virus spreading:
- Meet outdoors where possible and let fresh air into homes or other enclosed spaces.
- Wear a face covering in crowded or enclosed spaces such as public transport.
- Keep washing hands regularly.
- Get two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Find out how to get a vaccine.
- Keep taking regular rapid response LFT tests.
- Self-isolate and take a PCR test when you get symptoms.
- Self-isolate when asked to do so by NHS Test and Trace.
- Be kind and respectful of other people’s decisions.
COVID case and vaccination data
Weekly data is published on Isle of Wight Council’s Facebook page on a Tuesday.
Here is the data published on Tuesday 5 October 2021.
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Support if you’re self-isolating:
Don’t guess, take a test
Thank you for all you do to #KeepTheIslandSafe