HIV and Covid-19 vaccination
The Covid-19 vaccination is recommended for all people living with HIV. We are not offering vaccinations at the Heath clinic and you will be contacted by your GP or the national scheme to arrange your vaccination. Please make sure you are registered with a GP.
The vast majority of our patients will be in priority group 6 due to their HIV (see below). However, you may be in a higher group if you have another health condition, are a frontline healthcare worker, or are 65 years or over. Currently, people are being offered vaccines in the following order.
Priority Risk group
1 Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults
2 All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
3 All those 75 years of age and over
4 All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (not including pregnant women and those under 16 years of age) – THIS INCLUDES HEATH PATIENTS WITH A CD4 <50; we will have already contacted you and your GP if this is the case.
5 All those 65 years of age and over
6 Adults aged 16 to 65 years in an at-risk group (see below) – THIS INCLUDES ALL HEATH PATIENTS
7 All those 60 years of age and over
8 All those 55 years of age and over
9 All those 50 years of age and over
10 Rest of the population (to be determined)
Clinical conditions list:
a blood cancer (such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma)
a heart problem
a chest complaint or breathing difficulties, including bronchitis, emphysema or severe asthma
a kidney disease
a liver disease
lowered immunity due to disease or treatment (such as HIV infection, steroid medication, chemotherapy or radiotherapy)
rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or psoriasis
have had an organ transplant
had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA)
a neurological or muscle wasting condition
a severe or profound learning disability
a problem with your spleen, example sickle cell disease, or you have had your spleen removed
are seriously overweight (BMI of 40 and above)
are severely mentally ill
There is NO CHARGE for the vaccine so please be wary of any spam texts or emails you may receive asking for your information or payment.
There is further information on the BHIVA website here.