Vaccines are the best way to protect people from coronavirus. Following extensive trials, safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines have been approved in the UK and the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme is continuing to be rolled out.
Looking for coronavirus vaccine information in other languages?
Local GPs and clinicians across the Humber, Coast and Vale have filmed an important message in multiple languages* to encourage vaccine confidence and dispel vaccine myths and misinformation. The videos can be viewed on YouTube here. *We will be adding more languages to this playlist.
Information about the COVID-19 vaccination
The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Getting fully vaccinated is the best way of protecting you and others against COVID-19.
If you have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccine, you should get vaccinated. Evidence indicates that the COVID-19 vaccine provides very effective protection against hospitalisation. It usually takes around two to three weeks for your body to develop its protective response.
However, even if you have been fully vaccinated, you could still get COVID-19 and pass it on to others. Whilst the vaccines provide a high level of protection against severe disease, hospitalisation and death, a recent PHE report shows that around one in five people who have had both doses are still vulnerable to getting infected. We all need to do what we can to reduce the spread of COVID-19 to protect others and to reduce the risk of new variants developing and spreading.
The Ironstone Centre
The Ironstone Centre, West Street, Scunthorpe is available for people to book a vaccination through the NHS website.
To protect yourself and your family members from fraud and criminals please remember:
- The vaccine is only available on the NHS for free to people in priority groups, and the NHS will contact you when it is your turn. Anyone offering a paid-for vaccine is committing a crime and should be reported to the Police online or by calling 112.
- The NHS will never ask you to press a button on your keypad or send a text to confirm you want the vaccine, and never ask for payment or for your bank details.
- At the moment we are also not making house calls to deliver or discuss the vaccine. Anyone offering this now is committing a crime.
- If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you believe you have been the victim of fraud or identity theft you should report this directly to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040. Where the victim is vulnerable, and particularly if you are worried that someone has or might come to your house, report it to the Police online or by calling 101.
For more information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine, visit the NHS website.