Surrey Coronavirus Vaccine

The latest up-to-date information on the Coronavirus Vaccine and the Surrey Coronavirus Vaccine rollout.

Surrey Coronavirus Vaccination

We're committed to reporting on the vaccination programme and Surrey vaccination rollout. The information provided on this website has been aggregated from reliable, official and trusted sources such as the UK Gov, NHS, and Public Health England.

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The aim of this page is to report on the Coronavirus using official and trusted sources and report on events that are important to Surrey residents.

Our team are only reporting on the Coronavirus Pandemic in the UK. We are not medical professionals, epidemiologists, or experts in fields relating to Pandemics, Vaccinations, etc.

We do not and cannot provide individual advice, general advice, or medical advice regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic or the Coronavirus Vaccine.

For official information and guidance please go to UK Gov, NHS, your GP practice, and other offical and trusted sources.

Please do your own research and be aware of misinformation circulating online and on social media.

If you need medical assistance or have medical questions please contact a medical professional, your GP practice, or the NHS. If you need other help please contact the appropriate official body.

Information can quickly become out of date with the fast changing nature of this pandemic so please check information across multiple official and trusted sources.

With this notice in mind, our team will try its best to report on the Coronavirus and Coronavirus Vaccine, and we welcome any suggestions, recommendations, and comments on how we can improve this reporting.

Stay Protected

We have curated a selection of items available online and services from local businesses to help protect you, your loved ones, and the general public during this Coronavirus pandemic.

Standard Masks

It is mandatory to wear a face mask covering your nose and mouth in shops, on public transport in England, and other indoor spaces where social distancing may be hard to do. A standard well fitted mask is required by law in certain circumstances.

FFP3 Masks

FFP3 masks provide greater levels of aerosol filtration when correctly fitted covering the nose and mouth. FFP3 is an EU standard, similar to US N99 masks. They provide "aerosol filtration percentage of not less than 99% and internal leak rate of a maximum 2%".

Face Shields

A face shield can be useful extra protection when worn as an addition to a face mask but a face shield cannot be worn instead of a face mask covering your mouth and nose.

Hand Sanitiser

We recommend using a 60-95% alcohol content hand sanitiser before entering and after leaving shops. Also it is good practice to use it before putting on your face mask and before taking your face mask off.

Hand Washing

Don't forget to wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with warm water and soap for about 20 seconds. We recommend washing your hands right away when you get back home.

Clean Contact Surfaces

When cleaning your home, don't forget to disinfect contact surfaces such as doorknobs, door handles, light switches, remotes, etc.

Coronavirus Vaccine LIVE

Bringing you the latest updates live on the Surrey Coronavirus Vaccine programme.

United Kingdom Vaccine Data

New People Vaccinated First Dose:

New People Vaccinated Second Dose:

Cumulative People Vaccinated First Dose:

Cumulative People Vaccinated Second Dose:

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29 Jan 2021

2 more vaccines are making progress

This week there was some good news on the vaccine front.

Two more vaccines, Janssen and Novavax, are making progress.

Trials of the Janssen vaccine involved more than 40-thousand people, none of whom needed hospital treatment or died from coronavirus after the jab took effect. It’s reported that a single dose of the vaccine is 66% effective.

Meanwhile, the Novavax vaccine is showing 89% efficacy in UK trials.

There’s still some way for these vaccines to go before their approval.

26 Jan 2021

6,853,327 people vaccinated up to and including 25 January 2021

The NHS has now vaccinated 6,853,327 people which accounts for approximately 13% of the UK’s adult population.

Source: UK Gov

25 Jan 2021

The NHS needs volunteers - volunteer today

The NHS needs volunteers and you can join by registering your interest to be part of the NHS Volunteer Responders.

Sign up at

You can find out what volunteer roles are needed including Community Response Volunteers, Steward Volunteers (Covid Vaccinations), and Check In and Chat Volunteers.

17 Jan 2021

99% of most at-risk people vaccinated by Spring 2021

The UK Government’s aim is to deliver 15 million vaccinations to the 4 most vulnerable groups by mid-February, and 17 million more doses by spring, encompassing 99% of the most at-risk people.

By September 2021, all of the adult population should have been offered a first dose of the vaccine.

There are also to be 24-hour vaccine centres due to be piloted in the next 10 days. Where some hospitals will open for vaccinations 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on a trial basis in the next 10 days.

Source: BBC News

17 Jan 2021

Vaccinations in UK 'four times faster than new Covid cases'

There is still a long way to go until the most vulnerable have been vaccinated against Covid-19.

There is some light on the horizon though as Sir Simon Stevens, the Chief Executive of NHS England, said today that Coronavirus vaccinations are being carried out four times faster than people are newly catching Covid-19.

The NHS is vaccinating at the rate of 140 jabs a minute, and Sir Simon says he is “confident” the NHS will deliver 1.5 million vaccines this week.

Source: BBC News

8 Jan 2021

Breaking: Moderna vaccine becomes the 3rd Covid vaccine approved by the UK

The Moderna vaccine has been approved after meeting the required safety, quality and effectiveness standards.

With a third vaccine approved this has given hope that the most vulnerable can be immunised sooner.

Source: UK Gov

6 Jan 2021

Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey to host mass vaccination centre

The Epsom Downs Racecourse has been selected to host one of the 7 mass vaccination centres in the UK.

The facility will be run by a combination of NHS staff and volunteers.

30 Dec 2020

Breaking: Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine approved by the UK

The UK Gov has announced that the Oxford-AstraZeneca Coronavirus vaccine has just been approved by the health regulator, MHRA.

Source: UK Gov

8 Dec 2020

First person in the UK vaccinated against Covid-19

Margaret Keenan who is 90 years old has been the first person in the UK to receive the approved Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine.

This is the first of 800,000 vaccines to be administered in the next few weeks with up to 4 million more jabs to be complete by the end of the month.

2 Dec 2020

Breaking: Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine Approved in the UK

Today the UK Gov has announced that they have approved the Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine for use in the UK.

This major breakthrough paves the way for a rollout of immunisations across the UK starting with the most vulnerable.

Vaccine immunisations begin on 8th December 2020.

“Following a rigorous, detailed scientific review by the MHRA’s expert scientists and clinicians and on the basis of the advice of its scientific, independent advisory body, the Commission on Human Medicines, the UK regulator has approved COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca for use across the UK.”

Source: UK Gov

FAQs: Coronavirus Vaccine

We've answered your frequently asked questions about the Coronavirus Vaccine.

  • Getting your Covid-19 Vaccination

    “We are asking people to please help the local NHS by not calling us; we will contact you when it’s your turn.”

    “The NHS will not ask you to apply for the COVID-19 vaccine. When it’s your turn, we will contact you to book your appointment.”

    – NHS Surrey Heartland CCG

    Information correct as of 17 January 2021
    Source: NHS Surrey Heartlands CCG

  • Who can get the Coronavirus vaccine?

    The Coronavirus vaccine is being offered to those at most risk from Covid-19 starting on the 8th December 2020.

    Across England, the vaccine is being offered in some hospitals and pharmacies, at hundreds of local vaccination centres run by GPs and at larger vaccination centres.

    It’s being given to people aged 80 and over, people who live or work in care homes, and health and social care workers at high risk. They form 9 priority groups in the 1st phase of the vaccination programme.

    You will also need to be registered with a GP surgery in England.

    Information correct as of 11 January 2021
    Source: NHS

  • What are the 9 priority groups for the vaccine?

    The 1st phase of the Coronavirus vaccination programme started on 8th December 2020.

    There are 9 priority groups that make up 99% of preventable deaths from Covid-19. These vaccine groups, in order of priority, are:

    1) Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
    2) All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
    3) All those 75 years of age and over
    4) All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
    5) All those 65 years of age and over
    6) All individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
    7) All those 60 years of age and over
    8) All those 55 years of age and over
    9) All those 50 years of age and over

    These 9 groups make up the first phase of the Covid-19 vaccine programme in the UK.

    The 2nd phase of the Coronavirus vaccination programme has not started.

    “As the first phase of the programme is rolled out in the UK, additional data will become available on the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines. This data will provide the basis for consideration of vaccination in groups that are at lower risk of mortality from COVID-19.”

    Information correct as of 6 January 2021
    Source: UK Gov

  • How is the Covid-19 vaccine given?

    The COVID-19 vaccine is given as an injection into your upper arm.

    It’s given as 2 doses. You will have the 2nd dose 3 to 12 weeks after having the 1st dose.

    Information correct as of 11 January 2021
    Source: NHS

  • How to get the Covid-19 vaccine?

    If you have been sent a letter inviting you to book your Covid-19 vaccine online then you can book your Coronavirus vaccine appointment online on the NHS website.

    Information correct as of 11 January 2021
    Source: NHS

  • How safe is the COVID-19 vaccine?

    The vaccines approved for use in the UK have met strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness set out by the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

    Any coronavirus vaccine that is approved must go through all the clinical trials and safety checks all other licensed medicines go through. The MHRA follows international standards of safety.

    Other vaccines are being developed. They will only be available on the NHS once they have been thoroughly tested to make sure they are safe and effective.

    So far, thousands of people have been given a COVID-19 vaccine and reports of serious side effects, such as allergic reactions, have been very rare. No long-term complications have been reported.

    To find out more about the vaccines approved in the UK, see:

    Information correct as of 11 January 2021
    Source: NHS

  • How effective is the COVID-19 vaccine?

    The 1st dose of the COVID-19 vaccine should give you good protection from coronavirus. But you need to have the 2 doses of the vaccine to give you longer-lasting protection.

    There is a chance you might still get or spread coronavirus even if you have the vaccine.

    This means it is important to:

    • continue to follow social distancing guidance
    • if you can, wear something that covers your nose and mouth in places where it’s hard to stay away from other people

    Information correct as of 11 January 2021
    Source: NHS

  • How much does the Covid-19 Vaccination cost?

    The Covid-19 Vaccination from the NHS is completely free of charge and is being rolled out prioritising people most-at-risk and most vulnerable.

    Information correct as of 11 January 2021
    Source: NHS Surrey Heartlands CCG

  • COVID-19 vaccine side effects

    Most side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine are mild and should not last longer than a week, such as:

    – a sore arm where the needle went in
    – feeling tired
    – a headache
    – feeling achy
    – feeling or being sick

    You can take painkillers, such as paracetamol, if you need to.

    If you have a high temperature you may have coronavirus or another infection.

    If your symptoms get worse or you are worried, call 111.

    Information correct as of 11 January 2021
    Source: NHS

  • COVID-19 vaccine allergic reactions

    Tell healthcare staff before you are vaccinated if you’ve ever had a serious allergic reaction (anaphylaxis).

    You should not have the vaccine if you’ve ever had a serious allergic reaction to:

    – a previous vaccine
    – a previous dose of the same COVID-19 vaccine
    – some medicines, household products or cosmetics

    Serious allergic reactions are rare. If you do have a reaction to the vaccine, it usually happens in minutes. Staff giving the vaccine are trained to deal with allergic reactions and treat them immediately.

    You can report any suspected side effect using the Coronavirus Yellow Card safety scheme.

    Visit the Coronavirus Yellow Card to report a vaccine side effect

    Information correct as of 11 January 2021
    Source: NHS

  • Full list of Surrey Covid-19 Vaccination Centres

    Latest Update: 17 January 2021

    The list of Coronavirus Vaccinations Centres in Surrey include Hospitals, GP Practices, Communities Centres and more.

    – Chertsey Hall, Chertsey
    – Epsom Racecourse, Epsom
    – Hythe Centre, Staines
    – McLaren office, Woking
    – Nonsuch Mansion, Ewell
    – St Christopher’s Church, Claygate
    – Westway Community Centre, Caterham
    – Emberbrook Surgery, Thames Ditton
    – Heatherside Surgery, Camberley
    – Farnham Centre for Health, Farnham
    – Centenary Hall, Horley
    – Holmhurst Surgery, Redhill
    – Medwyn Surgery, Dorking
    – Tandridge District Council, Oxted
    – Frimley Park Hospital, Frimley
    – Epsom Hospital, Epsom
    – Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford
    – Surrey and Sussex Hospitals, Redhill
    – G Live, Guildford
    – Cranleigh Village Hall, Cranleigh
    – H&M Building at The Heart Centre, Walton
    – Woodhatch, Reigate
    – Fitznells Manor Surgery, Ewell
    – Superdrug Pharmacy, Guildford

    Our team have not verified the location of each of the Surrey vaccination centres, but have aggregated different sources to help provide as complete of a list as possible.

    If you notice any errors or omissions in the list of Surrey Covid-19 Vaccinations Centres then please do contact us at [email protected].

    NHS Surrey Heartlands CCG

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