Longshoot Health Centre

Asthma Patients

We are aware that there has been some confusion about when people with asthma will get the Covid-19 vaccine and what priority group they fall into.
> If you were previously sent a shielding letter from NHS England you will be in priority group 4.
> If you have ever had an emergency hospital admission for your asthma OR been prescribed 3 courses of steroid tablets within a 3 month period, you will be in priority group 6.
> If you do not fall into either of the above AND are under the age of 50 you will be vaccinated after the first 9 priority groups.
We are sorry that some patients may be upset with this information but unfortunately this is a national programme and we aren’t allowed to make any exceptions to the Government’s rules as above.