Coronavirus vaccine

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus.


Trust staff

The Trust was approved to become a hospital ‘hub’ vaccination site from 11 January 2021 to vaccinate our staff and other local social care staff.

First and second doses of the vaccine were offered to all staff including bank staff and students and doctors on rotation at the Trust.

If you are a member of staff and would like more information, please visit the staff intranet.


People in our inpatient wards

Following national guidance, the Trust began by vaccinating those in high-risk groups first including service users on older people’s wards from the beginning of February 2021.

The vaccine will be offered to all eligible inpatients on our wards, which includes those in forensic, learning disability, mental health, neurological rehabilitation and stroke and rehabilitation wards.

As with all vaccinations, this will involve consent and discussions with family members or carers, where appropriate.


People who use our services in the community

Find out how to book your vaccine on the website.

COVID-19 vaccinations are free of charge and only available through the NHS. Text messages from the NHS will show as being sent from NHS vaccine and will only link to the website. The NHS will never ask you for your bank account or card details, your PIN or banking password, or ask you to press a button on your keypad.


More information

Information on the vaccine is available on the website.

You can also visit our ‘frequently asked questions’ for more information about the vaccine and staff vaccinations. You can also find an easy read version of the frequently asked questions.

Patient information leaflets are available too on the website. These are updated frequently and include information in a range of languages and accessible formats such as easy read and large print.

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