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COVID-19 and epilepsy

Below is our latest news and information relating to epilepsy and the coronavirus (COVID-19). The medical advice and information around the virus has changed throughout the course of the pandemic; please note the dates at the top of each article and seek the latest advice at gov.uk/coronavirus.

Key information

This information was published on 30/3/2021.

  • The NHS will contact you when it is your turn for a vaccination appointment. However, people with epilepsy can now, if they prefer, book their vaccination online at a larger vaccination centre or pharmacy
  • People with epilepsy aged 16-65  are in priority group six for COVID-19 vaccination in the UK
  • This includes both people with controlled and uncontrolled seizures
  • If your doctor has said you are not eligible, we have a downloadable letter of support you can show them
  • The vaccine is currently only being offered to those aged 16 and over
  • Continue to follow the social distancing rules set out by the Government, even if you have been vaccinated. Remember 'Hands, Face, Space, Fresh Air'
  • To talk our information through with someone, get in touch with our helpline team on 01494 601 400 or email helpline@epilepsysociety.org.uk (open Mon - Fri 9-4pm and Weds 9-7.30pm)

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