We have had a number of calls and emails regarding the Asthma grouping and why you have not received and invite yet. Please see the comment below. This has been taken from the Asthma UK website (Asthma.org.uk - COVID information)

What priority group for the COVID-19 vaccine am I in if I have asthma?

When you will be offered your COVID-19 vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). The purpose of this first phase of vaccination is to prevent as many deaths as possible.

We know there has been confusion about when people with asthma will get the COVID-19 vaccine and what priority group they will fall into. We have been urging the government for some months to provide this clarity, as we know it’s a worrying time for people with asthma, and we now have an update:

  • If you were sent a shielding letter, you will be in priority group 4.  
  • If you have ever had an emergency hospital admission for your asthma, or ever been prescribed three courses of steroid tablets in a three-month period, you will fall into priority group 6.  

If you do not fall into either of these groups and are under the age of 50, you will be vaccinated after the first nine priority groups. 


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