Vaccination Priority

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 8th January 2021.

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Photo of Joanne McCartney Joanne McCartney Labour

Will you lobby the Government to ensure that domiciliary care workers are prioritised for COVID vaccinations – they are not currently in the priority groups, but are key frontline workers moving from home to home?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The experts on the Joint Committee of Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) have set out the prioritisation list for who will receive the vaccine, and the priority groups cover around a quarter of the population and covers 90-99% of those at risk of dying from Covid-19.

But as we continue this monumental roll out of the vaccine, I have been clear that I want to be actively involved in discussions with the Government to ensure the needs of all London’s communities are met, and that vulnerable Londoners are able to access the vaccine as soon as it is possible to do so.

This will include the prioritisation of our front-line key workers, including domiciliary workers, who not only support our vulnerable members of our society, many of whom also belong to Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.