Which hospitals will be Covid vaccine hubs? Full list of NHS vaccination centres - and who can get a coronavirus jab

Hospitals in England have identified appropriate places to conduct the vaccinations – the ideal place is close to a car park and separate from any other clinical area

Tuesday, 8th December 2020, 10:13 am

Today (Tuesday 8 December) marks the first day of the biggest vaccination rollout in British history.

A vaccination against Covid-19 will be available to select members of the public, with the first people being immunised against the disease which has fundamentally affected life across the globe for almost a calendar year.

Vaccinations will be administered at dozens of hospital hubs; people aged 80 and older, care home workers and NHS workers who are at higher risk are at the front of the queue for the jabs.

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Sir Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, attends the Royal Free Hospital in London to see preparations and meet staff who will be starting the coronavirus vaccination programme (Photo: Dominic Lipinski- WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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Here is everything you need to know:

Who was first to get the vaccine?

The first member of the British public to receive the vaccine was 90-year-old grandmother Margaret Keenan, who became the first person in the world to receive Pfizer’s Covid-19 jab as a patient.

Nurse May Parsons carries a dose of the PCovid-19 vaccine to inoculate Margaret Keenan at University Hospital in Coventry (Photo: JACOB KING/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Keenan, known to family and friends as Maggie, received the jab from nurse May Parsons at University Hospital in Coventry at 6.31am.

"I feel so privileged to be the first person vaccinated against Covid-19,” she said. “It’s the best early birthday present I could wish for because it means I can finally look forward to spending time with my family and friends in the new year after being on my own for most of the year.”

When will I get the vaccine?

In England, vaccines will be available initially in up to 50 Hospital Hubs across England.

Margaret Keenan, 90, is the first patient in the United Kingdom to receive the Pfizer/BioNtech Covid-19 vaccine at University Hospital, Coventry (Photo: Jacob King - Pool / Getty Images)

But while the beginning of the rollout of a Covid-19 vaccine is undeniably good news, it may be some time until it is widely available to members of the public not falling into high risk groups.

Sir Simon Stevens, the chief executive of NHS England, has said there is “every prospect” that by spring the high-risk vulnerable groups, as identified by the medical experts, will all have been vaccinated.

But Sir Simon added that it will take “some weeks and months as vaccine supply becomes available for GPs and hospitals and pharmacists to reach all of the most vulnerable”.

GP surgeries in England have been told to be ready to start staffing GP-led Covid-19 vaccination centres by 14 December.

The first to receive the vaccine in these centres will be those aged 80 and over, as long as other risk factors, “clinical or otherwise”, have been taken into account.

Where is my nearest vaccine hub?

In England, vaccines will be available initially in up to 50 Hospital Hubs across England.

Chris Hopson, chief executive of NHS Providers, said hospitals in England have identified appropriate places to conduct the vaccinations.

He said the ideal place is close to a car park and separate from any other clinical area where there might be a risk of Covid-19 infection.

Staff will be working out the best arrangements in a socially distanced way and there will be timed slots to minimise queueing.

The full list of 50 Covid-19 vaccine hubs in the first wave of vaccinations has been revealed, and the full list is as follows:

Blackpool Teaching Hospital
Brighton And Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust – Royal Sussex County Hospital
Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
East Kent Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust – William Harvey Hospital
East Suffolk And North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust – Wexham Park Hospital
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – Denmark Hill
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – Princess Royal University Hospital
Lancashire Teaching Hospital Trust
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Norfolk And Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
North Bristol NHS Trust
North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Portsmouth University Hospitals Trust
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Stoke Hospital
Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Shrewsbury And Telford Hospital NHS Trust
South Tees NHS Trust
St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
University Hospitals Coventry And Warwickshire NHS Trust
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust
Wirral University Teaching Hospital
Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

NHS staff have been identifying people in the key target groups and lists have been passed to appointment bookers who have been making phone calls to arrange appointments.

Some hospitals are focusing on people who are due to come in for an outpatient appointment, or those who are currently receiving care in hospital.

Mr Hopson said people aged over 80 should not be worried if they do not receive a call or a letter this week, adding that the vast majority will not be vaccinated until early 2021.

He expects there will be communications in the coming weeks telling people how quickly medical teams are getting through those who are over 80.