Carers urged to get COVID-19 booster now

Carers urged to get their COVID-19 boosters now to help protect themselves, their families and the people we care for

Published on 30/12/2021 in Adult services | Children's services | Covid-19 | News

The government is accelerating the rollout of booster vaccinations to health and social care frontline workers in light of the Omicron variant. Vaccination appointments continue to be available over the festive period. 

Health and Social care workers can book a vaccination slot via the National Booking Service or attend a walk-in centre, while NHS roving vaccination teams are also vaccinating staff and residents in care homes. All eligible frontline health and social care workers who have not already had their COVID-19 vaccine can also access their first and second doses via these routes.

Anyone who is providing or receiving care, whether paid or unpaid, is now eligible for priority access at vaccine sites, giving them access to queue management and priority lanes. This makes it as easy as possible for care workers, unpaid carers and recipients of care to get their booster vaccine this winter. Staff may be asked to show valid ID for priority access while unpaid carers can use a letter issued to the care sector as proof of ID. 

Vaccines save lives and it is vital that we do everything we can to protect vulnerable people and make sure that social care workers and people in receipt of care are vaccinated.

Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – use this service to book a 1st, 2nd, 3rd or booster dose of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine or manage an appointment.

Please book your appointment now and help stop the spread of the COVID-19.

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