Important Covid Risk and Vaccine Updates
An additional 1.7 million people in England have been added to the ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’ list for COVID-19 based on a new risk calculator called QCovid. QCovid is based on a combination of factors which include ethnicity, housing, obesity and specific health conditions.
If you have been told that you are in this group it means that you are on the Shielding List and so you are in priority group 4 for COVID vaccination.
You are also eligible for additional support - see the Shielding Support Website: www.gov.uk/coronavirus-shielding-support. You can find your local council’s details at https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-local-help.
For the January 2021 article on SARS-CoV-2 vaccine advice for adults living with HIV: British HIV Association (BHIVA) & Terrence Higgins Trust (THT) guidance - Plain English version, you can read more here.
For a more recent update (February 2021) regarding "Important Covid risk and vaccine updates" as set out by BHIVA, you can read more here.
We will publish more up-to-date information as it is released.