Covid-19 Coronavirus

COVID-19 vaccination programme

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory infections. These can range from the common cold to more serious diseases.

COVID-19 is caused by a new form of coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2). It was first reported in December 2019.

Pregnant women who are inadvertently immunised should be notified to the Vaccine in Pregnancy surveillance programme (

Please read below the contents for the public and contents for healthcare professionals.

Blood clotting, myocarditis and pericarditis, and Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)

See the COVID-19 vaccination and rare side effects ( for information and guidance on these very rare conditions reported after COVID-19 vaccination.

For the Public

Individuals do not require an NHS number or GP registration to receive the COVID-19 vaccination and should not be denied vaccination on this basis. Individuals who do not have an NHS number or are not registered with a GP are still entitled to free COVID-19 vaccinations.

Please complete the vaccination booking form or call COVID 111 for further advice.

Isle of Man COVID-19 appointment booking system

COVID-19 vaccination: booking an appointment ( 
24 August 2021

If you are housebound and unable to travel, please do not use the online registration tool. Please call COVID 111 to arrange an appointment instead.

Consent forms

Adults 18 years and above

COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine – Third or Booster Dose (Pfizer / Moderna) [PDF]

COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2 (Pfizer/BioNTech) [PDF]
May 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine ChAdOx1-S recombinant (Oxford/AstraZeneca) [PDF]
May 2021

COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine Moderna [PDF]
May 2021

Children and young people 12-17 years

COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine BNT162b2 (Pfizer/BioNTech) 12-17 years at risk [PDF]
August 2021

Best Interest, Residential, Relative and Clinician Opinion forms are also available on request.

Authorised vaccines and patient information leaflet (PIL)

Information for healthcare professionals and the public about the approved COVID-19 Vaccines

Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
Authorised for use with UK and IOM on 2 December 2020

Oxford University/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine
Authorised for use with UK and IOM on 30 December 2020

Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
Authorised for use with UK and IOM for use on 8 January 2021

Vaccination Cards are supplied with each dose of vaccine.

These will be given to the recipient with information about their vaccine: the date given and the date of appointment for their second dose.

Also see the COVID-19 vaccination and rare side effects.

Leaflets, posters and resources

Adults 18 years and above

Guide: COVID-19 vaccination: A guide to adults about the programme
23 August 2021

Advice: COVID-19 vaccination: what to expect after vaccination
2 July 2021

Third vaccine for those with weakened immune systems

Factsheet: For people with a weakened immune systems [PDF]
3 September 2021

Booster vaccine

Guidance: COVID-19 vaccination: a guide to booster vaccination
16 September 2021

Children and young people aged 12 - 17 years

Leaflet: Vaccination programme for children and young people – Guidance for parents
17 September 2021

Leaflet: COVID-19 vaccination: a guide for eligible children and young people aged 12 - 17 years
15  September 2021

Advice: Information for children and young people on what to expect after COVID-19 vaccination
25 August 2021

Gillick Competence and Fraser Guidelines (

Students attending colleges or universities

COVID-19 vaccination FAQs: students in Higher Education Institutions [PDF]


Guidance: COVID-19 vaccination: women of childbearing age, currently pregnant or breastfeeding
29 July 2021

Advice: Safety of COVID-19 vaccines when given in pregnancy (
30 April 2021

Translations into other languages

Public Health England has also produced documents in other languages.

These documents explain the COVID-19 vaccination, who is eligible and who needs to have the vaccine to protect them from coronavirus (COVID-19).

Translated copies are available in these languages English, English large print, Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Chinese, Estonian, Farsi, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Panjabi, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Turkish, Twi, Ukrainian and Urdu.

Disclaimer: The contents of these translated documents may differ slightly from local literature produced to support the Isle of Man COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.

COVID-19 vaccination: guide for adults (

COVID-19 vaccination: what to expect after vaccination (

Easy read version of leaflets

Information on COVID-19 vaccination: easy-read leaflet (
6 September 2021

The page link above includes easy read guidance for

  • Information on COVID-19 vaccination: easy-read guide and leaflet
  • What to expect after COVID-19 vaccination: easy-read guide and leaflet
  • Easy-read guide on COVID-19 vaccination for women who might get pregnant, who are pregnant or are breastfeeding their baby

Guidance: COVID-19 vaccination for at-risk children and young people aged 12 to 15 years
25 August 2021

Also see: Easy-read resources for children

British Sign Language (BSL) videos on COVID-19 vaccination

COVID-19 vaccination: British Sign Language resources ( 

The page link above includes links to these BSL video guides:

  • COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting
  • Phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccination programme
  • COVID-19 for women of childbearing age, pregnant or breastfeeding
  • On what to expect after the COVID-19 vaccination
  • Guide of the COVID-19 vaccination consent form for adults

Digital vaccine record

Mobile Phone App: UK NHS COVID Pass for use by Isle of Man residents.

COVID-19 vaccines if you live abroad

COVID-19 vaccines if you live abroad - (
30 June 2021

Isle of Man vaccination surveillance

COVID-19 vaccine statistics (
Regular updated

Privacy statement

Please refer to the Manx Care Vaccination Certificate Privacy Notice for more information about how your personal details will be used.

COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate

COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate Privacy statement

For professionals

Resources, guidance and posters

Leaflet: Vaccination programme for young people – Guidance for schools (PDF)
17 September 2021

Prisons and Secure Settings: COVID-19 vaccination: vaccine product information (
24 August 2021

Poster: COVID-19 vaccination: vaccine product information (
14 June 2021

Guidance: Use of human and animal products in vaccines (
15 January 2021

Guidance: COVID-19 vaccination: guide for employers (
12 July 2021

Guidance: COVID-19 vaccines if you live abroad (
30 June 2021

NHS England Learning Disability and Autism Programme have produced an information about vaccines video for people with a learning disability and their carers. A set of short social media clips of the video are available to download from the Health Publications website.

Programme delivery

The guidance is updated frequently so please continue check regularly for changes.

Planning: Isle of Man Government Strategy for COVID-19 (
September 2021

About the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme:

COVID-19 vaccination: information for healthcare practitioners (
6 August 2021

Guidance: UK COVID-19 Response: Autumn and Winter Plan 2021
14 September 2021

For schools, colleges and universities

MMR, MenACWY and COVID-19 vaccines communications toolkit for universities is available to download.

Green book

Chapter 14

Includes information on:

  • the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines
  • the dosage and schedule for the UK
  • recommendations for the use of the vaccine

COVID-19: the green book, chapter 14a (
3 September 2021

Chapter 8

Vaccine safety and adverse events following immunisation: the green book, chapter 8 (

Chapter 2

Consent: the green book, chapter 2 (

MHRA and Coronavirus Yellow Card reporting

The MHRA is working closely with DHSC and other healthcare partners on COVID-19.

They are prioritising work including:

  • supporting and authorising the development of vaccines
  • clinical trials of new medicines
  • managing the supply of medicines and healthcare products

They also provide information to patients, manufacturers and healthcare professionals through our established information channels and alert systems.

For guidance visit: MHRA guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) (

Report any suspected side effects of vaccines and medicines through the Yellow Card scheme.

By calling 0800 731 6789; or registering and downloading the Yellow Card app; or online.

MHRA regular reports

The MHRA Weekly report covering adverse reactions to approved COVID-19 vaccines are published on a Thursday.

Also see the COVID-19 vaccination and rare side effects.

Training resources

Download: COVID-19 vaccination training slide set [PowerPoint download] (

Isle of Man Government health professionals

Should visit E-Learn Vannin (Internal site – available to Government Employees only)
Prospectus Section 6 – Complete the COVID-19 Training

If you do not already have access to this training area or experience any problems whilst completing this training, please visit our eLearn Vannin page for more details.

If you do not have access to the Isle of Man Government E-Learn Vannin training tool, please visit E Learning for Health Care online training tool at COVID-19 vaccination e-learning programme (

COVID-19: vaccinator training recommendations (
8 December 2020

COVID-19: vaccinator competency assessment tool (
16 March 2021


Report: COVID-19 vaccine surveillance reports (
9 September 2021

Report: PHE monitoring of the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination (
9 July 2021

Report: COVID-19 vaccine monitoring reports (
14 January 2021

Reporting process: COVID-19: enhanced surveillance of cases in vaccinated individuals (
26 March 2021

Monitoring and surveillance: COVID-19: vaccine surveillance strategy (
29 March 2021

Patient group directions (PGDs)

Publications approval reference 001559

PHE Letter about Cominaty PGD [PDF]
Updated: 6 September 2021

PGD for COVID-19 Comirnaty® (Pfizer/BioNTech) [PDF]
Valid from: 6 August 2021

Patient Group Direction for COVID-19 mRNA vaccine BNT162b2 (Pfizer/BioNTech) [PDF]
Valid from: 22 March 2021

Patient Group Direction for COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca, (ChAdOx1-S [recombinant]) [PDF]
Valid from: 22 March 2021

Patient Group Direction for COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna [PDF]
Valid from: May 2021

For updates or changes to PGDs please visit

National protocols

For the administration of COVID-19 vaccines to individuals in accordance with the national COVID-19 vaccination programme.

National protocol for Comirnaty® COVID-19 mRNA vaccine (
13 August 2021

National protocol for COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna (
8 April 2021

National protocol for COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca (ChAdOx1-S [recombinant]) (
17 May 2021

National protocol for COVID-19 mRNA vaccine BNT162b2 (Pfizer/BioNTech) (
13 August 2021

Programme documents

Report: Third primary COVID-19 vaccine dose for people who are immunosuppressed: JCVI advice (
1 September 2021

Statement: JCVI statement, August 2021: COVID-19 vaccination of children and young people aged 12 to 17 years (
4 August 2021

Statement: COVID-19 vaccination of children and young people aged 12 to 17 years: JCVI statement (
19 July 2021

Statement: Use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine: JCVI statement (
7 May 2021

Advice: Priority groups for phase 2 of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme: advice from the JCVI (
13 April 2021

Statement: Use of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine: JCVI statement (
7 April 2021

Letter: From the Health and Social Care Secretary on COVID-19 vaccination phase 1 advice (
11 March 2021

Statement: Prioritising the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: JCVI statement (
26 January 2021

Advice: Priority groups for coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination: advice from the JCVI (
6 January 2021

Letter: From the Health and Social Care Secretary on COVID-19 vaccination in people with learning disabilities (
24 February 2021

Correspondence: COVID-19 vaccinations and community-based social care workers (
20 January 2021

Policy paper: UK COVID-19 vaccines delivery plan (
13 January 2021

Letter: To the profession from the UK Chief Medical Officers on the UK COVID-19 vaccination programmes (
31 December 2020

Correspondence: COVID-19 vaccinations and care homes: programme launch (
4 December 2020

Privacy statement

COVID 111 – Privacy Notice to DHSC Staff EOI and Booking [PDF]

COVID 111 – Privacy Notice to Non-DHSC staff EOI and Booking [PDF]

As the COVID-19 programme continues to change please check items regularly for any updates or changes.

Public Health Isle of Man has adapted the information supplied by JCVI and PHE for the delivery of the COVID-19 Vaccination programme and this has been sourced from COVID-19 vaccination programme ( 

Updated 16 September 2021

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