This map reveals all the coronavirus vaccines sites, as it was announced the number of jabs given in the UK has now passed 10 million.

The latest figures, published this afternoon, came after new research found that the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine significantly reduces Covid transmission, in a boost to hopes that lockdown could soon start to be lifted. 

The Health Secretary celebrated the “absolutely superb” results, saying he was “optimistic we will have a great British summer” thanks to the “really, really good progress” in mass-vaccination efforts.

There are currently 1,450 covid vaccination sites in England.

The Argus: The map of England above shows where all the coronavirus centres will be across the country. Credit: NHSThe map of England above shows where all the coronavirus centres will be across the country. Credit: NHS

The small green dots indicate the seven mass vaccination centres, that are located at:

  • Newcastle’s Centre for Life
  • Manchester Tennis and Football Centre
  • Birmingham’s Millennium Point
  • Epsom Racecourse in Surrey
  • Robertson House in Stevenage
  • Ashton Gate in Bristol
  • The ExCel in London, also home to the capital's Nightingale Hospital

Where are the sites?

What are the latest Covid stats?

The UK has recorded another 1,449 coronavirus deaths - yesterday this number was 406, and last Tuesday it was 1,631.

A further 16,840 cases have also been confirmed, compared to 18,607 on Monday and 20,089 last Tuesday.

The number of people who have now died within 28 days of a positive COVID-19 test is 108,013.

And a total of 3,852,623 infections have been recorded in the UK since the start of the pandemic.

Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine?

The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus.

In England, the vaccine is being offered in some hospitals and pharmacies, at local vaccination centres run by GPs and at larger vaccination centres. More centres are opening all the time.

The Argus: More than 10 million people have now had their first Covid vaccination More than 10 million people have now had their first Covid vaccination

It's being given to:

  • people aged 80 and over
  • some people aged 70 and over
  • some people who are clinically extremely vulnerable
  • people who live or work in care homes
  • health and social care workers

The order in which people will be offered the vaccine is based on advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

How the COVID-19 vaccine is given

The COVID-19 vaccine is given as an injection into your upper arm.

It's given as 2 doses. You will have the 2nd dose 3 to 12 weeks after having the 1st dose.

How to get the COVID-19 vaccine

If you've been sent a letter you can book your vaccination appointments online.

How safe is the COVID-19 vaccine?

The vaccines approved for use in the UK have met strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness set out by the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

Any coronavirus vaccine that is approved must go through all the clinical trials and safety checks all other licensed medicines go through. The MHRA follows international standards of safety.

Other vaccines are being developed. They will only be available on the NHS once they have been thoroughly tested to make sure they are safe and effective.

So far, millions of people have been given a COVID-19 vaccine and reports of serious side effects, such as allergic reactions, have been very rare. No long-term complications have been reported.

COVID-19 vaccine side effects

Most side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine are mild and should not last longer than a week, such as:

  • a sore arm where the needle went in
  • feeling tired
  • a headache
  • feeling achy
  • feeling or being sick

You can take painkillers, such as paracetamol, if you need to.

If you have a high temperature you may have coronavirus or another infection.

If your symptoms get worse or you are worried, call 111.