The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine rollout is the biggest vaccination programme the NHS has ever undertaken. This is being delivered by NHS teams through Croydon's local GP led services, care homes and hospital.
COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. They will give you the best protection against COVID-19.
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Who can have the vaccine?
The priority is to vaccinate the most vulnerable people in our communities, and frontline health and social care workers.
The vaccine is currently being offered to:
- people aged 70 and over
- people who are clinically extremely vulnerable
- people who live or work in care homes
- frontline health and social care workers
How to get the COVID-19 vaccine
You can book your vaccination appointment online if any of the following apply:
- you are aged 50 or over
- you have previously received a letter saying you are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
Vaccination centres or pharmacies
You can book appointments at a larger vaccination centre or a pharmacy that provides COVID-19 vaccinations. You do not need to wait to be contacted by the NHS.
If you are a health or social care worker, contact your employer about getting vaccinated.
If you are not eligible to get the vaccine yet
Please wait to be contacted. The NHS is working incredibly hard to get the vaccines to as many people as quickly as possible. It will take time to reach everyone and is a phased programme.
When it is your turn to have the vaccine the NHS will let you know. It's important not to contact the NHS for a vaccination before then.
Please do not go to a vaccination site without an appointment. Appointments are only available by invitation. You cannot request an appointment from your GP. Please be patient and wait to be contacted about an appointment.
Continue to keep Croydon safe
While the vaccines will give the best protection against COVID-19, we should not forget that it is only part of our defence against COVID-19. Please continue to follow the public health guidance of Hands. Face. Space and get tested immediately if you have any of the symptoms of coronavirus.
Selhurst Park NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Centre
Appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations at the Selhurst Park centre are by invitation only. Vaccinations will only be issued to those who have received their NHS vaccination invite from the national booking service.
Please do not go to any NHS vaccination site without an appointment – you will not be vaccinated.
People with appointments are asked to arrive no more than five minutes ahead of their booked slot to ensure that queues can be kept to a minimum and social distancing can be maintained. You must wear a mask throughout the duration of your visit.
Visit nhs.uk to read more about what to expect at your appointment
Questions about the COVID-19 vaccination
If you have questions about the vaccination, please have a look the; your questions about the COVID-19 vaccination page.
You can read more about the Croydon COVID-19 vaccination programme including a full list of the GP vaccination sites in Croydon.
Vaccine related scams
To protect yourself and your family members from fraud and criminals, remember the vaccine is only available from the NHS and is free.
The NHS will never:
- ask you to press a button on your phone keypad or send a text to confirm you want the vaccine
- ask for payment or for your bank account or card details, to pay for a vaccine or to confirm your eligibility for the vaccine
- ask you for your PIN or banking password
- arrive unannounced at your home to give you the vaccine or discuss it
- ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport, driving licence, bills, bank account details or payslips
- if you receive a call that you think is fraudulent, hang up the phone
- if you believe you have been the victim of fraud or identity theft, report this directly to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040
- if you are vulnerable, and someone has been to your house, or you're worried someone might come, report it to the Police online or call 101