Our NHS staff are working tirelessly to deliver the vaccine to the most vulnerable and maximise the use of the vaccine. Vaccination services have a backup list of people who need a first dose they can invite at short notice to take up any missed appointments.

We are delivering the vaccine in line with the national guidance issued by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) which means those people who are most at risk will be invited first and these backup lists contain the details of such people.

We would urge everyone with an appointment to do everything they can to attend to avoid this happening, and if you cannot attend let the clinic know as soon as you can so that the appointment can be reallocated as soon as possible.

There is not a choice in which vaccination you are offered – all the vaccines we are using give high levels of immunity against disease and we are confident in their safety. Please accept the vaccine you are offered.