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NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE&I) coronavirus vaccination programme primary care guidance

Where you can find the COVID-19 vaccination SOP, legal mechanisms, COVID-19 vaccines clinical incidents SOP, community pharmacy local enhanced service documents, instruction on timing of second dose of COVID-19 vaccinations and COVID-19 Vaccine Oxford AstraZeneca – movement of vaccine

Public Health England COVID-19 vaccination programme

Documents relating to the COVID-19 vaccination programme including national protocols, Patient Group Directions, guidance, training resources, consent forms, letters, leaflets, posters and Green Book chapter 14a COVID-19.

Specialist Pharmacy Service (SPS) COVID-19 vaccines – professional medicines advice

Guidance on the legal mechanisms and their use, template SOPs, maintaining cold chain and best practice storage of COVID vaccines

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

Regulatory - General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) COVID-19 vaccination information/guidance/FAQs

Guidance for those involved in the COVID-19 vaccination programme. Covering information on assurance and governance to ensure safety and accountability.

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 who the training sessions will be suitable for details of virtual training sessions, and additional COVID-19 training and resources. A COVID-19 vaccination training flowchart, and guidance for those new to immunisation training, are also available.

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