From Disability Horizons.
The coronavirus vaccine programme has been in action across the UK since December 2020 and more than 10 million people have received their first dose so far.
With the first four priority groups being given the vaccine, we ask disabled people, those with health conditions and carer’s thoughts and experiences of accessing the Covid-19 vaccine.
Covid-19 vaccine schedule
Since 8th December 2020, two coronavirus vaccines – Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/AstraZeneca – have been approved and administered to patients across the UK.
As of 3rd February 2021, a total of 10,021,471 people had received their first dose of a vaccine, and more than 470,000 people have had a second.
These people are from the four top priority groups:
- residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
- all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
- all those 75 years of age and over
- all those 70 years of age and over and ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ individuals.
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