COVID-19 Vaccination

On this page we will provide the latest updates in the form of guidance and tools.

*Approved FAQs* COVID-19 FAQ

Medicines Optimisation Team Covid-19 Vaccine FAQ *NEW*

Safe practice for handling multiple COVID-19 vaccines *NEW*

COVID-19 vaccine product information*NEW*

Pfizer vaccine for 12-15 year olds *NEW*

Dose interval reduced from 12 to 8 weeks for top 9 priority groups *NEW*

Statement on AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine age limit increase*NEW*

JCVI issues new advice on COVID-19 vaccination for pregnant women 

Allocating 31 day expiry to thawed Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine labelled with 5 day expiry *NEW*

Information for healthcare practitioners

The green book, chapter 14a

Regional Vaccine clinical update newsletter (14 June)

Please find attached issue 14 of the COVID vaccination support bulletin.

Immunosuppressed patients’ household eligibility

A quick reminder that guidance about vaccine eligibility for adults who are household members of adults who have weakened immune systems, such as those with blood cancer, HIV or those on immunosuppressive treatment including chemotherapy changed at the end of March. They can now book for their first dose vaccination via their GP, and this guidance includes a template letter to be sent to patients.

AstraZeneca vaccine update on blood clots NEW**

COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting

Storage requirements

Storage requirements for each COVID-19 Vaccine

Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

COVID-19 vaccine deployment programme: Frontline social care workers (JCVI Priority Cohort 2)

Letter further to the Operational Guidance: Vaccination of Frontline Health & Social Care Workers

COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment in Community Settings

Please find attached an updated SOP with regards to the COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment in Community Settings (LVS) – any amendments have been made in yellow

COVID-19 Vaccine Deployment in Community Settings


COVID Vaccine Advice Line for GPs and other vaccinators and prescribers

UHNM has agreed to provide a COVID Vaccine Advice Line for GPs and other vaccinators and prescribers across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to help answer some concerns regarding allergies and reactions. Please can you share the comms below with GPs, vaccinators and prescribers and not to wider staff.

COVID Vaccine Advice Line (via Consultant Connect) and email

There have been some concerns about giving COVID vaccines to people with allergies and reactions. The green book is now updated and very few people cannot have the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines and many of those will be able to have one of the other vaccines e.g. Astra-Zeneca.  If you have concerns about whether it is safe to vaccinate someone you can use the Consultant Connect COVID Vaccine Advice Line or UHNM email address above to contact the adult allergy/ immunology team.

To access Consultant Connect download the app, via the App Store or Google Play, and follow the account set up instructions. Any issues contact Consultant Connect via email at