Our information documents have details about the priority groups and when to expect to be invited to get your jab as well as the delivery, safety and the importance of getting your vaccine.
The Care and Health Improvement Programme (CHIP) has worked with partners including ADASS to produce a factsheet to support Personal Assistants (PAs) to access Covid vaccinations as they are entitled to do as part of the front line social care workforce.
You can get the Covid 19 vaccine if either:
- you get a Carer's Allowance or other support following an assessment by your local authority
- your GP record shows you are a carer
You can book appointments at a larger vaccination centre or pharmacy now, or wait to be invited to go to a local NHS service.
If you think you should be eligible as a carer, but your GP record does not show you are a carer, speak to your GP surgery. They may be able to update your record.
If your organisation provides services for the following groups, you may have employees or regular volunteers eligible to receive a Covid-19 vaccination.
The definition of 'frontline social care workers' includes people who are regularly in contact with people who clinically vulnerable - specifically, the following groups.
- Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults (including nurses, support worker, cook, kitchen assistant, cleaner/domestic, maintenance etc.)
- All those 80 years of age and over and frontline Health and social care workers
- All those 75 years of age and over
- All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (not including pregnant women and those under 16 years of age)
- All those 65 years of age and over
- Adults aged 16 to 65 years in an at-risk group (those with particular and defined diseases/conditions)
- All those 60 years of age and over
- All those 55 years of age and over
- All those 50 years of age and over
The definition would include roles such as support workers, contractors and anyone who as a regular part of their role has direct contact with vulnerable groups.
If you think there may be people in your organisation who works in a role that meets the definition of a social care worker, please complete our enquiry form.
We will come back to you with what to do next.
Some administrative roles may be eligible in smaller organisations where people working in finance, HR and administration may have regular interaction with vulnerable people, perhaps in a care home or day centre, or they may manage a team of frontline workers and have regular face to face contact with them.
To ensure that everyone who has regular contact with vulnerable residents is offered a vaccination, please consider the work people in your organisation do carefully and include a brief description of their role.
You can find information on which roles are included in the Standard Operating Procedure for community-based care workers on page(s) 5-6.
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