Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a virus that has affected many people around the world.
When you have a COVID-19 vaccine, it will help us:
A vaccine is medicine that:
helps you fight a virus if you come in contact with it
can stop you getting very sick from the virus
can stop you from passing the virus to someone else.
A vaccination is when you have an injection of the vaccine. This is done with a needle.
Anyone who is 5 years or older can get a COVID-19 vaccination.
When you’ve had all the doses you need of a COVID-19 vaccine, we say you are up to date with your vaccinations.
Your doctor will tell you if you need extra doses in the future.