Covid Vaccine Groups

Covid Vaccine - Group 6 - High risk

The next group (group 6) to be invited for vaccination will be those aged 16-64 AND deemed "High Risk"

High risk is any of the conditions below.

The NHS will invite you to book your vaccine over the coming weeks. In the meantime, you do not need to contact the practice.


chronic heart disease and vascular disease

congenital heart disease

hypertension (high blood pressure) WITH cardiac complications

heart failure

ischaemic heart disease (angina, heart attack)

atrial fibrillation

peripheral vascular disease

history of venous thromboembolism eg DVT

chronic respiratory disease


COPD (bronchitis, emphysema)

cystic fibrosis

severe asthma (admitted to hospital for asthma, OR take regular oral steroids (prednislone), OR have had three separate courses of steroids over a three month period)


interstitial lung fibrosis


bronchopulmonary dysplasis

chronic kidney disease

chronic kidney disease at stage 3, 4 or 5

nephrotic syndrome

kidney transplant

chronic gastro and liver disease



IBD (colitis, Crohns, ulcerative colitis) AND taking immunosupressant treatment, or your condition is active

biliary atresia

chronic neurological disease


stroke, transient ischaemic attack

cerebral palsy

multiple sclerosis

Parkinson’s disease

motor neurone disease

hereditary nerve or muscle disease

severe neurological disability


all diabetes, incl diet controlled

chronic blood disease

sickle cell disease

thalassemia major



Down’s syndrome


severe and profound learning disability


coeliac disease

 If affects the spleen

solid organ, bone marrow and stem cell transplant recipients


people with specific cancers


immunosuppression due to disease or treatment


severe mental illness


bipolar disorder

a condition that causes severe functional impairment

morbid obesity

Body Mass Index ≥40


if you have carer’s allowance

primary carer of someone who has a condition that means they are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable or High Risk



























Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

I feel the priorities are wrong; who decides this?

The priority groups are drawn up by the JCVI, who report to the government. Your GP has no influence over this.


I feel vulnerable and think I should be have a vaccine, but my condition is not on the list, what do I do?

We sympathise with this. The priority groups are not controlled by GPs or your hospital specialist, and were drawn up the JCVI and government. You won't be invited for a vaccine in this phase of the vaccination programme.


Can you expedite my vaccine?

No, your GP cannot expedite your vaccine.


My specialist has told me to speak to you (GP) as they feel I should have a vaccine sooner

Your specilaist is wrong; please see above.