When and where will you get your Covid jab? And how will you know when it's your turn?

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With numbers of Covid cases continuing to rise more and more people are anxiously wondering when they will receive one of the vaccination jabs currently being rolled out.

The Government says more than 2.4 million people in the UK have now been inoculated. But that still leaves more than 64 million still waiting.

So logistically how will so many people be vaccinated?

This week Robertson House in Stevenage opened as one of the first seven mass vaccination centres in the country.

At present these centres are only vaccinating people aged 80 and over along with some front line NHS and care staff.

Thousands of letters inviting people to make an appointment were sent out before the site opened. Many more thousands will follow this week.

The letter explains how they can book a slot over the phone or online through the national booking system.

People currently being vaccinated are those most at risk and front line NHS staff and carers Credit: NHS England

But those eligible need to live within a 45 minute drive of the site in Hertfordshire so clearly it is not where most people from our region will be vaccinated.

Another of the mass vaccination centres, in Birmingham, is also too far away to be used by people in Northamptonshire.

The other five sites are in London, Surrey, Newcastle, Manchester and Bristol.

The Government is promising more huge centres to administer jabs will be set up.

There are also currently more than 1,000 smaller centres in places like hospitals and GPs surgeries all over the country being used to roll out the two vaccines made by AstroZenica and Pfizer. Many more are expected to come on line during the coming weeks.

The Government aim is to vaccinate 13.9 million of the country's most at-risk people by the middle of February. That's getting close to one in four of England's population.


The number of Covid jabs per day PM Boris Johnson says the NHS will achieve by Friday

On 8 December 2020, Margaret Keenan, 90, became the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer/BioNtech covid-19 vaccine Credit: PA Images

When you will be contacted and offered a jab will depend on which band you are placed in based on age and health.

At present the priority list breaks down like this:

  • Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers - 800,000 people

  • All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers - 5.7 million people

  • All those 75 years of age and over - 2.3 million people

  • All those 70 years of age and over and people deemed to be clinically extremely vulnerable - 4.4 million people

  • All those 65 years of age and over - 2.9 million people

  • All individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality - 7.3 million people

  • All those 60 years of age and over - 1.8 million people

  • All those 55 years of age and over - 2.4 million people

  • All those 50 years of age and over - 2.6 million people

  • The rest of the population, with priority yet to be determined - 21 million people

It is expected to be much later in the summer or autumn before young, healthy people receive a Covid shot.

Hospital vaccination hubs in the Anglia region

  • Mid & Essex NHS Foundation Trust

  • Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

  • East Suffolk & North Essex NHS Foundation Trust

  • North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

  • James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

  • East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHS Foundation Trust

  • Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust

  • Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Local vaccination centres in the Anglia region


Priory Gardens Surgery, Dunstable Shefford Health Centre Kings House, Bedford Kingsway Health Centre, Luton Bushmead Medical Centre, Luton Medici Medical Centre, Luton


North Brink Practice, Wisbech Stanground Surgery, Peterborough Dumbelton Medical Centre, St Neots Cathedral Medical Centre, Ely Staploe Medical Centre, Soham


George Hurd Centre, Basildon Emmanuel Archer Hall, Billericay Brentwood Centre The Nevendon Centre, WickfordAudley Mills Surgery, Rayleigh The Paddocks Community Centre, Canvey Island Maldon District Council Offices Holy Trinity R C Parish Danbury Medical Centre St Helena Tendring Centre, Clacton Colchester Primary Care Centre Valkyrie Primary Care Centre, Southend Highlands Surgery - branch site, Leigh-on-Sea Stifford Clays Health Centre St Margaret's Hospital, Epping Lister Medical Centre, Harlow Stansted Surgery, Stansted Mountfitchet Lord Butler Leisure Centre, Saffron Walden Buckhurst Way Clinic, Buckhurst Hill


Moors Walk Surgery, Welwyn Garden City Parkway Surgery, Welwyn Garden City Barclay Hall, Hoddesdon Parish Church Ware Drill Hall Hertford Theatre Bishop's Stortford Football Club Stockwell Lodge Medical Centre-Annexe site, Cheshunt St Nicholas Health Centre, Stevenage Roebuck Surgery, Stevenage Bellingham Common Room, University of Hertfordshire, HatfieldCourtenay House Surgery (part of Bancroft Medical Centre), Hitchin Club Batchwood, St Albans Bridgewater Surgeries, Watford Sheepcot Medical Centre, Watford The Colne Practice, Rickmansworth Manor View Practice, Bushey Attenborough Surgery, Bushey Watford Health Centre Dacorum Locality Allum Hall, Borehamwood

Milton Keynes

Whaddon Medical Centre, Bletchley Oakridge Medical Centre, Milton Keynes Westcroft Health Centre, Milton Keynes Central MK Medical Practice, Milton Keynes


Thetford Healthy Living Centre Lionwood Medical Practice, Norwich Swanton Morley Surgery Fakenham Medical Practice Falkland Surgery, BradwellSt James Medical Practice, King's Lynn Park Surgery, Great Yarmouth Cringleford Surgery Terrington St Johns Surgery Bowthorpe Health Centre Drayton Medical Practice Sheringham Medical Practice The Market Surgery, Aylsham Sole Bay Health Centre, Southwold Manor Farm Medical Centre, Swaffham Poringland Community Centre, South Norfolk Gurney Surgery, Norwich Hoveton Village Hall, North Norfolk Rossis Leisure, North Walsham Snettisham Surgery


Harborough Field Surgery, Rushden Nene Valley Surgery, Kettering Weavers Medical, Kettering Woodsend Medical Centre, Corby Kingsthorpe Medical Centre, Northampton Weedon Surgery, Weedon Bec Queensway Medical Centre, Wellingborough Danetre Medical Practice, Daventry Kings Heath Centre, Northampton Brackley Medical Centre Lakeside Cottingham Road Surgery, Corby Moulton Community Centre, Northampton Mawsley Medical Centre, Kettering Weston Favell HC, Northampton Grange Park Primary Care Centre, Northampton Whitefields Surgery, Northampton Christchurch MC, Northampton


Ivry Street Medical Practice, Ipswich Two Rivers Medical Centre, Ipswich Kirkley Mill, Lowestoft Woolpit Health Centre, Bury St Edmunds Swan Surgery, Bury St EdmundsSole Bay Health Centre, Southwold