THE coronavirus vaccine has been rolled out across Barnsley this week – but who will get the vaccine first and why?

Barnsley Clinical Comissioning Group revealed that the vaccine is currently being given to anyone over the age of 80, people who live or work in a care home, and high risk health and social care workers.

However, the CCG wants to remind people to wait for their letter before booking a vaccine appointment.

A spokesperson for the group said: “Please don't turn up to the Covid-19 vaccination sites without an appointment.

“The NHS must prioritise those who need it most.”

Anyone aged 80 to 50 will be offered the vaccine first, along with frontline medical workers.

This is to help protect those deemed 'vulnerable' in society and to help ease the spread of the virus and its other strains.