Recent updates on COVID-19 vaccination


DHSC useful links:


NPA webinar – Understanding COVID-19 vaccinations and addressing vaccine hesitancy


NPA updates

  • New 25/2/2021 – Webinar on COVID-19 vaccination programme community pharmacy designated process (recorded on 23/2/2021) is now available to watch here. You may also find the experiences of member Olivier Picard, of Newdays Pharmacy, helpful. Olivier opened a pharmacist-led vaccination centre in Marlow in January 2021, and shares his experiences here
  • 30/11/2020 IMPORTANT UPDATE: COVID-19 vaccination programme 2020/21 – key points and considerations for preparation for community pharmacy to contribute to a potential COVID-19 vaccination programme

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Please see below for useful resources

MHRA guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines

Regulatory information/updates on COVID-19 vaccines and safety, clinical trials, and medicines and COVID-19. Information for healthcare professionals on the Pfizer/BioNTech, Oxford University/AstraZeneca and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19 Central Alerting System (CAS) alerts

A consolidated list of alerts issued on COVID-19 including general and COVID-19 vaccine alerts

COVID-19 yellow card reporting site

Report suspected side effects to medicines, vaccines or medical device and diagnostic adverse incidents used in coronavirus treatment including COVID-19 vaccines

Indemnity arrangements for COVID-19 vaccination programme

NHSE&I, DHSC, and NHS Resolution have issued a joint letter about the indemnity arrangements that are in place to cover the COVID-19 vaccination programme, which includes community pharmacy.

NPA COVID-19 vaccination training

Information on the suitability and content of this 2 hour virtual training session and additional COVID-19 training resources. From this page you can also link to details of our full vaccination training which includes COVID specific vaccination information.

Book or manage your coronavirus vaccination

NHSE&I have confirmed that community pharmacy staff are within the category of frontline health and social care staff eligible for a coronavirus vaccination

JCVI issues interim advice on Phase 2 of COVID-19 vaccination programme rollout

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has considered the evidence for Phase 2 of the UK’s COVID-19 vaccination programme

COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

Information and guidance on providing support to patients/staff who have COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and blood clots – updated advice issued by JCVI and MHRA

JCVI and MHRA have updated their information on the AstraZenaca COVID-19 vaccine and the extremely rare and unlikely link with blood clots. Updated advice for pharmacy teams

Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has issued advice to the UK government on the use of the coronavirus (COVID-19) Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine for people aged under 40