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Coronavirus vaccination in Northamptonshire
The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus.
In Northamptonshire, the vaccine is being offered by appointment in hospitals, at local vaccination clinics run by GPs, and at our Vaccination Centre in Moulton Park, Northampton.
COVID-19 vaccine: what you need to know
Healthwatch England has put together what you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccination programme, including how you will know when it's your turn, where to go, and why it's important.
News for Unpaid Carers
The Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisation (JCVI), which is responsible for prioritising which order groups get the vaccine, has updated its guidance to include unpaid carers. If you are a carer for another person, you will be invited to receive the vaccine as part of priority group 6). It important therefore that your GP surgery knows that you are a carer so that the invitation can be sent to you at the appropriate time – please email or write to your practice rather than calling.
Criminals are taking advantage of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout using a convincing scam text message to steal personal and financial details.
The text contains a link that leads to a convincing fake NHS website with an application form which asks for your bank/card details in order to check your identity. You can read more information about this on the Which? Consumer website.
Whilst the NHS may contact you by text message you will never be asked to give personal or payment details – the vaccination is free.
Please warn your family and friends to be vigilant.