The NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme is underway

Derbyshire’s hospitals, GP practices and pharmacies are now vaccinating priority patients and staff against COVID-19. Priority is based on age and existing health risks.

If you are in a priority group then you are at high risk of getting coronavirus, especially if you have a long-term condition. 

If you are eligible and get invited for the free vaccination, it’s really important you attend your appointment to protect yourself and your family. But, unless you are aged 70 or over, please wait to be contacted.

People aged 70 and over who have not yet been vaccinated against COVID and who would like to be are being asked to contact the NHS to arrange a jab. The easiest way to arrange a vaccination is through the national booking service at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination. Alternatively, if you are aged  70 and over and  are unable to use the national booking service you can call 119 free of charge, anytime between 7am and 11pm seven days a week to arrange your vaccination.

Joined Up Care Derbyshire is pushing ahead confidently as the COVID-19 vaccination rollout continues. Letters have now gone out to patients in two cohorts, known as Cohort 5 and Cohort 6.

Cohort 5 is people aged 65-69, and is a natural development from the earlier vaccinations of patients aged over 70 years old. Cohort 6 is made up of people who are in the clinical risk groups for COVID-19 and you can see the definitions in our Frequently Asked Questions section below.

Click here for more information about when and how you are likely to receive your COVID-19 vaccination if you have not already had your vaccination. Here you will also find more information about the vaccination sites in operation across Derby and Derbyshire.

As we continue to respond to the pandemic it’s also important that we follow the national guidance on restrictions.

Eligibility

Eligible groups

You should have the vaccine when it is offered if you are:

  • living in a care home for older adults
  • a frontline health care worker
  • a frontline social care worker
  • a carer working in a care home for older residents

Then the vaccine will also be offered in age order to:

  • those aged over 80 years
  • those aged over 75 years
  • those aged over 70 years
  • adults on the NHS shielded patient list
  • those aged over 65 years
  • adults under 65 years with long term conditions (see conditions below)

Those aged 50 to 64 will be offered it later.

Clinical conditions list:

  • a blood cancer (such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma)
  • diabetes
  • dementia
  • a heart problem
  • a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including bronchitis, emphysema or severe asthma
  • a kidney disease
  • a liver disease
  • lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as HIV infection, steroid medication, chemotherapy or radiotherapy)
  • rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or psoriasis
  • have had an organ transplant
  • had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
  • a neurological or muscle wasting condition
  • a severe or profound learning disability
  • a problem with your spleen, example sickle cell disease, or you have had your spleen removed
  • are seriously overweight (BMI of 40 and above)
  • are severely mentally ill

At the same time as the adults under 65 years with long term conditions the vaccine will also be offered to:

  • adults who provide regular care for an elderly or disabled person
  • younger adults in long stay nursing and residential settings

Please wait your turn. If you are not in the groups above, you will have to wait for a COVID-19 vaccination until more supplies are available. When more vaccine becomes available we will be offering it to more groups of the population.

Booking

Eligibility

Before you can book a vaccination appointment, you can check if you are eligible. You can find that out here:
https://joinedupcarederbyshire.co.uk/public-info-covid-19/covid-19-vaccine/when-will-i-get-my-covid-19-vaccine

Eligible but not received a letter?

Most people who are eligible for a vaccination should wait to be contacted by their GP or the National Booking System.

However, if you are aged 70 or over and not yet been contacted, please contact your GP practice.

Receiving an appointment offer

Eligible patients will be offered appointments in a number of ways:

  • GP practice
  • National Booking System
  • Local hospital services
  • A direct contact, such as an email, from your employer if you are a frontline health and social care worker

Received two appointment offers?

If you are contacted by both your GP practice and the National Booking System, you can choose which to use. Please do not book with both, as this can cause delays with your vaccination.

Need help with your booking?

If you are sent a booking link by your GP practice but cannot use that link, contact your GP practice as soon as possible.

If you are sent a National Booking System letter but cannot use the internet to make your booking, call 119.

Making a booking

Make your booking as soon as you can to ensure you can to get the location, date and time which suits you.

The National Booking System does not enable you to book a vaccination at a GP practice. If you want a vaccination at your local GP practice but have not yet been contacted by them, you should wait for them to do so or, if you are aged 70 or over, call your GP practice.

Changing / cancelling an appointment

If you have made an appointment with the National Booking System, you can log into it again to make changes to your appointment.

GP practices vary in how you cancel or change appointments. If you booked with an online system it should enable you to make changes. If you cannot do this, call your practice.

Patient information

Transport 

For info please see below from the local authority website https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/transport-roads/public-transport/derbyshire-connect-active-travel/derbyshire-connect-and-active-travel.aspx

Derbyshire Connect Active Travel

Services to healthcare appointments for people unable to use conventional buses because of age, disability or because they live in areas where public transport is limited.

Services are door-to-door to hospital, GP surgeries, health centres, clinics, dentists, opticians, chemists, physiotherapists and any other medical appointments. Passenger assistants are available, on request, for anyone needing extra help.

They are partly funded by us and replace the Active Travel services previously paid for by us and run on our behalf by some of the county’s community transport groups and volunteer car schemes.

These services run weekdays, generally between 9am and 5pm, although other journeys may be possible outside of these times. They need to be booked in advance, giving as much notice as possible. There are no weekend services.

Derbyshire Connect Active Travel uses volunteer cars and accessible vehicles able to carry passengers using wheelchairs.

Charges vary depending on how far you travel. You will be advised of the fare when booking.

Derbyshire Connect Active Travel Amber Valley and Erewash

If you live in any town or village within the boundaries of Amber Valley or Erewash borough council areas you can use this Derbyshire Connect Active Travel service.

This service is run by Ashbourne Community Transport, Erewash Community Transport and Community Transport Swadlincote.

Booking line tel: 0115 930 9134 (9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday) or email: enquiries@erewashct.com

Book in advance giving as much notice as possible.

If you need to use a wheelchair please mention this when booking.

Derbyshire Connect Active Travel Bolsover, Chesterfield and North East Derbyshire

If you live in any town or village within the boundaries of Bolsover, Chesterfield and East Derbyshire district and borough council areas you can use this Derbyshire Connect Active Travel service.

This service is run by Active Response Transport.

To book:

Please book in advance giving as much notice as possible (minimum 24 hours notice).

If you need to use a wheelchair please mention this when booking.

Derbyshire Connect Active Travel High Peak and North Derbyshire Dales

If you live in any town or village within the boundaries of the High Peak and the northern Derbyshire Dales district and borough council areas you can use this Derbyshire Connect Active Travel service.

This service is run by Bakewell and Eyam Community Transport, The Bureau – Glossop's voluntary and community transport network – New Mills Volunteer Centre and Connex Transport.

Booking line tel: 03333 444 125 (9.30am to 3pm, Monday to Friday.) Book at least 48 hours in advance of travel.

If you need to use a wheelchair please mention this when booking.

Derbyshire Connect Active Travel South Derbyshire and South Derbyshire Dales

If you live in any town or village within the boundaries of South Derbyshire and the southern Derbyshire Dales district council areas you can use this Derbyshire Connect Active Travel service.

This service is run by South Derbyshire Community Volunteers Service.

Booking line South Derbyshire tel: 01283 219761 (9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday). Book at least 48 hours in advance of travel.

Booking line southern Derbyshire Dales tel: 03333 444 125 (9.30am to 3pm, Monday to Friday). Book at least 48 hours in advance of travel or email: office@sdcvs.org.uk (both areas).

If you need to use a wheelchair please mention this when booking.

Vaccination programme bulletins

Derby and Derbyshire COVID-19 vaccination programme - Stakeholder bulletin #1 | 9.12.20

Derby and Derbyshire COVID-19 vaccination programme - Stakeholder bulletin #2 | 17.12.20

Derby and Derbyshire COVID-19 vaccination programme - Stakeholder bulletin #3 | 18.12.20

Derby and Derbyshire COVID-19 vaccination programme - Stakeholder bulletin #4 | 21.12.20

Derby and Derbyshire COVID-19 vaccination programme - Stakeholder bulletin #5 | 23.12.20

Derby and Derbyshire COVID-19 vaccination programme - Stakeholder bulletin #6 | 4.1.21

Derby and Derbyshire COVID-19 vaccination programme - Stakeholder bulletin #7 | 5.1.21

Derby and Derbyshire COVID-19 vaccination programme - Stakeholder bulletin #8 | 6.1.21

Derby and Derbyshire COVID-19 Vaccination Programme | Stakeholder Bulletin #9

Derby and Derbyshire COVID-19 Vaccination Programme | Stakeholder Bulletin #10 | 11.1.21

Derby and Derbyshire COVID-19 Vaccination Programme | Stakeholder Bulletin #11 | 12.1.21

Derby and Derbyshire COVID-19 Vaccination Programme | Stakeholder Bulletin #12 | 13.1.21

Derby and Derbyshire COVID-19 Vaccination Programme | Stakeholder Bulletin #13 | 14.1.21

Derby and Derbyshire COVID-19 Vaccination Programme | Stakeholder Bulletin #14 | 15.1.21

Derby and Derbyshire COVID-19 Vaccination Programme | Stakeholder Bulletin #15 | 18.1.21

Derby and Derbyshire COVID-19 Vaccination Programme | Stakeholder Bulletin #16 | 20.1.21

Derby and Derbyshire COVID-19 Vaccination Programme | Stakeholder Bulletin #17 | 21.1.21

Derby and Derbyshire COVID-19 Vaccination Programme | Stakeholder Bulletin #18 | 22.1.21

Derby and Derbyshire COVID-19 Vaccination Programme | Stakeholder Bulletin #19 | 25.1.21

Derby and Derbyshire COVID-19 Vaccination Programme | Stakeholder Bulletin #20 | 27.1.21

Derby and Derbyshire COVID-19 Vaccination Programme | Stakeholder Bulletin #21 | 28.1.21

Derby and Derbyshire COVID-19 Vaccination Programme | Stakeholder Bulletin #22 | 29.1.21

Derby and Derbyshire COVID-19 Vaccination Programme | Stakeholder Bulletin #23 | 2.2.21

Derby and Derbyshire COVID-19 Vaccination Programme | Stakeholder Bulletin #24| 3.2.21

Derby and Derbyshire COVID-19 Vaccination Programme | Stakeholder Bulletin #25 | 5.2.21

Derby and Derbyshire COVID-19 Vaccination Programme | Stakeholder Bulletin #26 | 8.2.21

Derby and Derbyshire COVID-19 Vaccination Programme | Stakeholder Bulletin #27 | 10.2.21

Derby and Derbyshire COVID-19 Vaccination Programme | Stakeholder Bulletin #28 | 12.2.21

Derby and Derbyshire COVID-19 Vaccination Programme | Stakeholder Bulletin #29 | 16.2.21

Derby and Derbyshire COVID-19 Vaccination Programme | Stakeholder Bulletin #30| 19.2.21