Vaccination rollout in Stoke-on-Trent
Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, medical and scientific professionals have been committed to developing a vaccine to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
On Tuesday 2 December, the Pfizer vaccine was approved by the medicines regulator. The NHS has now started to rollout the vaccine to priority groups, and Stoke-on-Trent City Council will be supporting them to delivers as more vaccines becomes available. This is the largest vaccination programme in the UK’s history and will take some months to roll out to all priority groups. People aged 80 and over as well as care home workers will be first to receive the jab, along with NHS workers who are a higher risk.
The vaccine is our best defence, however is only one step in the fight against the virus and we all still need to remain vigilant and follow the local COVID alert level restrictions. Please remember #HandsFaceSpace and book a test if you are showing symptoms.
More information can be found on the Together We're Better website.