Operational Guidance: Vaccination of Frontline Health & Social Care Workers

NHS England and NHS Improvement have issued operational guidance a for the establishment of Hospital Hubs which will have responsibility for COVID- 19 vaccine delivery for all healthcare and social care workers

This includes but not limited to:

• staff working on the vaccination programme
• staff who have frequent face-to-face contact with patients and who are directly involved in patient care in either secondary or primary care, mental health, urgent and emergency care and community settings
• those working in independent, voluntary and non-standard healthcare settings such as hospices, and community-based mental health or addiction services
• laboratory, pathology and mortuary staff
• those working for a sub-contracted provider of facilities services such as
portering or cleaning
• temporary, locum or ‘bank’ staff, including those working in the COVID-19
vaccination programme, students, trainees and volunteers who are working
with patients
frontline social care workers directly working with vulnerable people who need care and support irrespective of where they work (for example in hospital, people’s own homes, day centres, or supported housing); or who they are employed by (for example local government, NHS, independent sector or third sector).

You can read the full guidance here:

C1008-Operational-Guidance-Vaccination-of-Frontline-Health-Social-Care-Workers-7-January-2021

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