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Covid-19 - Vaccination Programme

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Covid-19 - Vaccination Programme

Announcement regarding AstraZeneca vaccine and next steps 7th April 2021

Updated Enhanced Service Covid Vaccination Programme 2020/21 11th March 2021

The BMA have produced guidance on the Covid-19 vaccine programme that can be seen at

The information and documents for the Covid Vaccination Programme (CVP) are being published, and in some cases revised and updated, on an almost daily basis. In order to access the most up to date information, please look to the following official guidance pages.

Government UK and PHE documents 

NHSE guidance documents and letters specific to Primary care. 

NHS Futures Platform  has a dedicated space for the Covid Vaccine Programme that includes documents and also slides and recordings of previous webinars. This website requires sign up to access, but it is very quick and easy to do so.

e-LFH training for Vaccinators

YouTube video demonstrating how Lay vaccinators can support the workforce.   

NHS Vaccination programme in Somerset FAQs for patients

Information for Healthcare Professionals - COVID-19 Vaccination specification

COVID-19 Vaccine Oxford AstraZeneca – movement of vaccine

Enhanced Service Specification: COVID-19 vaccination programme 2020/21 Updated 22.2.21

BMA & RCGP - COVID-19 Workload Prioritisation Unified Guidance 11 January 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination in Older Adult Care Homes  the next stage 13 January 2021

NPA COVID-19: Pfizer/BioNTech, Oxford/AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines characteristics comparison chart

Process for the payment of Item of Service fees and Care Home Supplement payments to PCN groupings 15 January 2021

NHS - Everything you wanted to know about vaccine allocations 11 February 2021

Vaccination of JCVI cohorts 5-6 and additional funding for vaccination in residential settings 13 February 2021

DOHSC & NHS - Letter to GPs on Risk Tool SOS - "COVID-19 Population Risk Assessment" 15 February 2021

Updated 15 March 2021COVID -19 vaccinator competency assessment tool

Link to Regional Clinical Advice Response Service (RCARS) weekly newsletters

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