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Vaccination schedule & priority groups

The Isle of Man is following the guidance set out by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), an independent advisory body to the UK government.

The JCVI has identified priority groups primarily based on age. This is because evidence data shows that the risk of mortality increases with age. By immunising older age groups first, we protect the most vulnerable people in society from the risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19 at the earliest opportunity.

This will have a direct impact on the number of people in our community who need an acute hospital bed. By reducing demand on the hospital we will help protect our health system from being overwhelmed and ensure services are available for those who need them, when they need them.

Manx Care has published a detailed Vaccination Rollout Schedule with estimated dates of when letters for each priority group will be sent.

Isle of Man Phase 1 vaccination rollout schedule 

Updated: 1 July 2021

Priority 1
Care home residents, staff in care homes for older adults

Priority 2 
Aged 80 and over, frontline health and social care workers
  • All letters sent
  • Over 100% have received at least one vaccination
  • Appointments are available to book now.
Priority 3
Aged 75 - 80 years
  • All letters sent
  • Over 95% have received at least one vaccination
  • Appointments are available to book now.
Priority 4
Aged 70 - 74 years and clinically extremely vulnerable
  • All letters sent
  • Over 89% have received at least one vaccination
  • Appointments are available to book now.
*Learning disability group
Adults with a learning disability and learning disability service users
Priority 5
Aged 65 - 69 years
  • All letters sent
  • Over 90% have received at least one vaccination
  • Appointments are available to book now.
Priority 6
Aged 16 - 64 with underlying conditions
  • All letters sent
  • Over 89% have received at least one vaccination
  • Appointments are available to book now.
Priority 7
Aged 60 - 64 years
  • All letters sent
  • Over 90% have received at least one vaccination
  • Appointments are available to book now.
Priority 8
Aged 55 - 59 years
  • All letters sent
  • Over 90% have received at least one vaccination
  • Appointments are available to book now.
Priority 9
Aged 50 -54 years
  • All letters sent
  • Over 88% have received at least one vaccination
  • Appointments are available to book now.
Ongoing
Patient transfers
  • As required

* Manx Care/DHSC moved all adults with a learning disability and learning disability service users to be vaccinated alongside Priority Group 4. 

Our aim is that all those in these Priority Groups will have been given at least one dose by the end of April subject to vaccine availability and delivery.  

We aim to vaccinate all adults in Phase 2 (aged 18 - 50 years) between May and August subject to vaccine availability and delivery. 

If you are concerned you haven’t received your letter, please contact your GP or fps@gov.im

For more detailed vaccination information visit our Vaccination Statistics page

Isle of Man Phase 2 vaccination rollout schedule

Proposed timeline

Priority 10
Aged 45 - 49 years

  • All letters sent
  • Over 83% have received at least one vaccination
  • Appointments are available to book now.
Priority 11 
Aged 40 - 44 years
  • All letters sent
  • Over 78% have received at least one vaccination
  • Appointments are available to book now.
Priority 12
Aged 35 - 39 years
Priority 13
Aged 30 - 34 years
Priority 14
Aged 25 - 29 years
Priority 15
Aged 20 - 24 years
Priority 16
Aged 18 - 19 years

We aim to vaccinate all adults in Phase 2 (aged 18 - 50 years) between May and August subject to vaccine availability and delivery. 

If you are concerned you haven’t received your letter, please contact your GP or fps@gov.im

Once registered, 111 will be in touch either via email or phone with your two appointments – this may take between 10-14 days subject to vaccine supply and delivery.

For more information, see our frequently asked questions

Proposed Timeline

4 January 

    First individual vaccinated with Pfizer vaccine & Newlands/Ward 20 vaccination hub operational

 

6 January 

    More than 1,000 people vaccinated

 

11 January 

    Dispatch begins of 4,000+ letters to over-80's inviting them to register for their first jab.

    Registration begins for over-80's and appointments being booked

 

13 January 

    More than 2,000 people vaccinated

 

18 January 

    First care home resident vaccinated and first Oxford vaccine administered.

    Two vaccines now in continuous use - Pfizer and Oxford/AstraZeneca

 

21 January 

    Airport hub is completed and handed over to DHSC

 

25 January 

    Vaccination rollout to nursing home residents Island wide. First individual vaccinated with second dose

 

28 January 

    Airport hub open for vaccinations

 

15 February 

    Douglas, Chester Street community vaccination hub opens

 

End of February 

    Those in top two priority groups received first vaccination

    Vaccinations rolled out to Island’s vital air and sea transport providers to safeguard our critical transport links

 

Early March

   Decision made to move AstraZeneca dose intervals from 4 weeks to up to 12 weeks

   25,000 first dose vaccinations have been delivered

 

Late March

   Vaccination rollout to those with a learning disability or those who are learning disability services users

   Decision made to move Pfizer dose intervals from 3 weeks to up to 12 weeks

   Letters are now being sent to residents in phase 2

 

April

    50% of the adult population (those ages 16 and over) has now received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination

    Residents in the phase 1 priority group will have been vaccinated by the end of April (approximated 50,000)

 

May 

    80% of the adult population (those aged 16 and over) has now received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination

    Vaccination programme moves to second doses from mid-May 

 

June

    Third vaccine – Moderna – approved for use on the Isle of Man. A clinic will be held for those aged 40 and under to receive it. 

 

 

Early July

    Final vaccination appointments will take place at Airport Hub. 

 

   

Early August

    Residents in the phase 2 priority group will have been vaccinated by early August (approximated 26,000)