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COVID-19 vaccinations

Local people aged over 75

Milton Keynes University Hospital has filled all available appointments to vaccinate local people aged 75 or over. If you are over 75 and have yet to receive an appointment for your COVID-19 vaccination, please wait to be contacted by your GP to book your appointment. Please do not contact the hospital to try and book an appointment.

Health and care workers

The hospital is continuing to vaccinate local care home workers and NHS staff. An invite for vaccination will come to staff via their employer. If you believe you are eligible for a vaccination and have not yet been invited, please speak to your employer who should have already received booking details from us.

All appointments for second vaccinations are cancelled

All appointments for second vaccinations have been cancelled. MKUH has sent cancellation letters to all those who had originally booked appointments to receive their second vaccinations. However, we are aware that a small number of patients have received appointment reminders from the Trust to remind them about their appointments. Please disregard these emails, as all appointments have been cancelled. We apologise for this and we are working hard to rectify this issue. Thank you for your patience. Patients will be contacted in February to book new appointments for second vaccinations from March 2021.

Vaccine safety

Any coronavirus vaccine that is approved must go through all the clinical trials and safety checks all other licensed medicines go through. The UK has some of the highest safety standards in the world.

Vaccines will only be used if they are approved by the MHRA. The MHRA has been monitoring every stage of coronavirus vaccine development.

So far, thousands of people have been given a coronavirus vaccine and no serious side effects or complications have been reported.

Who will get the vaccine?

At first, the vaccine is being offered to people who are most at risk from coronavirus, before being offered more widely.

At Milton Keynes University Hospital, we are currently vaccinating:

  • local people aged 75 and over
  • local care home workers
  • local NHS staff who have been assessed as being at the highest risk of serious illness from COVID-19.

The final decision on who gets the vaccine first was made by the government following advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

Read the latest JCVI advice on priority groups for the COVID-19 vaccination on GOV.UK

You will be contacted when it’s your turn.

Receiving your COVID-19 vaccination

If you have booked to have your COVID-19 vaccination at Milton Keynes University Hospital, please have your NHS number to hand when you arrive at the vaccination centre.

Appointments will take 30-45 minutes and will be held at the Academic Centre, which is located opposite the hospital main entrance and next to the multi-storey car park.

When you come for your appointment please bring:

  • ID
  • Reading glasses (if required).

For details on free parking and what to expect when you get here, visit: https://www.mkuh.nhs.uk/covid-19-vaccinations/covid-19-vaccination-programme-getting-to-the-hospital

 

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