Covid-19 vaccination - social care and healthcare workers self-booking into vaccination centres and community pharmacies
We have been advised not to vaccinate those who work in health or social care unless you work in a care home or nursing home. This is to enable more patients to be vaccinated closer to home. We are asked to encourage you to be vaccinated at hospital hubs, mass vaccination centres or pharmacies
To support healthcare workers and community based social care workers in priority group 2 to receive their Covid-19 vaccination, they now have the option to book their vaccination appointments in a vaccination centre or community pharmacy through the NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Booking Service. Staff can book online at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination. Staff should try online booking first but if this is not possible, they can phone 119 free of charge, 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week. As part of the booking process, eligible staff need to self-declare that they are a health or social care worker. Staff will be able to book this way for a limited period, until 28 February.
At their appointment, staff will asked to verbally declare that they are a health or social care worker, the type of role/work they do and the name of their employer. The member of staff should also bring ID/proof of employment such as a staff ID badge, a recent payslip or recent letter/email from their employer (dated within the last 3 months). See here for more information in relation to the vaccination of social care workers.