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Covid-19 vaccinations: the scientific evidence

With so much information being shared about the Covid-19 vaccines, particularly on social media, it’s understandable that some people still have questions about the vaccination programme.

Covid-19 vaccine

It’s important to use trusted sources of information, and the links below should help those who still have questions or concerns about getting vaccinated.

Covid-19 vaccination information sources

  • National Health Service – discover information about the different types of vaccine and how they work, plus how to book your own vaccination and what to expect at your appointment.
  • Gov.uk – this dedicated Covid-19 vaccination guide explores the background to the vaccination programme, with helpful advice on what to expect at your appointment and guidance for those with pre-existing medical conditions.
  • MHRA – the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency is responsible for the development and approval of vaccines. Discover the latest information and scientific evidence from clinical trials and studies ensuring vaccine safety.
  • GAVI The Vaccine Alliance – find useful information on the development and safety of vaccines, as well as answers to many FAQs.  
  • Wellcome Trust – a dedicated Vaccination hub with resources covering how Covid-19 vaccines work, how we know they're safe, and how they can be distributed around the world.
  • The World Health Organisation – working on the global response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the WHO share answers to common questions and explore vaccine safety in detail. 

Local NHS information