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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS and Social Services: Coronavirus (5 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: Further guidance on vaccination as a condition of deployment, including on supportive 1-1 conversations to encourage COVID-19 vaccine uptake, has recently been issued by NHS England. This guidance sets out a wide range of measures to help drive uptake, including providing information on accessing expert clinical advice locally and encouraging employees to have further conversations with their...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Coronavirus (5 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: National Health Service (NHS) trusts are permitted under the Health Service (Control of Patient Information) Regulations 2002 to access the COVID-19 vaccination records of their staff for the purpose of controlling and preventing the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, NHS trusts may choose to access vaccination records to allow them to manage the deployment of workers as part of meeting COVID-19...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (5 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: No assessment has been made.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Screening (5 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: There is no shortage of lateral flow tests and the Government will continue to procure enough stock to meet ongoing demand, including in the Lambeth and Southwark areas, through our national and local delivery channels. In the light of the current exceptionally high demand for COVID-19 lateral flow tests, we have significantly increased distribution capacity, to make sure we can meet demand...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Protective Clothing (5 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: There is a legal requirement for in-scope businesses including shops, to display signage to inform the public that face coverings are mandated in their premises, unless they are exempt from wearing them or have a reasonable excuse. The Regulations already provide for local authority enforcement officers to be able to use their enforcement powers against businesses for contravening the...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Protective Clothing (5 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: There is a legal requirement for in-scope businesses, including shops, to display signage to inform the public that face coverings are mandated in their premises, unless they are exempt from wearing them or have a reasonable excuse. Staff should remind people of the requirement to wear a face covering, but this should not result in anyone having to prove that they have an exemption or...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Travel Restrictions: Coronavirus (5 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) produces risk assessments in order to inform Ministerial decisions on border measures, including the addition of countries to the ‘red list’. These risk assessments review a range of factors for each country, including assessment of surveillance and sequencing capability, available surveillance and genome sequencing data, evidence of in-country...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (5 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The United Kingdom COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake Plan aims to improve uptake across all communities. The plan sets out the Government’s approach to making sure everyone has the opportunity to get vaccinated and have the information they need to make an informed decision. The National Health Service (NHS) is working in partnership with the voluntary and community sector, local authorities, staff...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Test and Trace Support Payment: Students (5 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: Students are eligible for the £500 Test and Trace Support Payment provided they meet the eligibility criteria for the main scheme or the discretionary scheme (which is set by local authorities).

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (5 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The shortest time for an individual aged 18 or over who is not severely immunosuppressed to receive two primary dose COVID-19 vaccinations and a booster would be approximately five months. The dose interval between a booster dose and second dose was changed from six months to a minimum of three months at that point, to enable maximum protection from the Omicron variant.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (5 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: English residents are now able to book a face-to-face appointment to visit a vaccination centre to update their vaccination record in the National Immunisation Management System. Bookings can be made online using the National Booking Service or via 119. A number of vaccination centres are offering this service in England and the list of sites will be expanded in due course.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (5 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: Chapter 14A of the UK Security Health Agency’s Green Book contains guidance on COVID-19 vaccines for health professionals. It states that anyone with a history of allergic reaction to an ingredient in a COVID-19 vaccine should not receive that vaccine, except with expert advice and should be offered an alternative if appropriate. If an individual has an allergic reaction to a first dose of...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (4 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: Since the 13th December, fully vaccinated 12-15 year olds are able to demonstrate their vaccination status using an NHS COVID Pass travel letter. We are working on a digital solution for 12-15 year olds to access their NHS COVID Pass by early 2022.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (4 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: No formal assessment has been made. Where an issue may occur with vaccination data recorded in England, this does not prevent people from getting their COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals can attend a walk-in site and receive their booster dose or primary course of vaccination. In addition, individuals can contact 119 for the Vaccine Data Resolution Service.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (4 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: Severely immunosuppressed individuals are able to self-refer for a third primary dose following receipt of a letter from their general practitioner (GP) or hospital consultant confirming their eligibility. This letter will include the recommended timing for this dose. Individuals aged 18 years old or over in receipt of this letter can book their appointment via the online National Booking...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Vaccination (4 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: I hosted a roundtable meeting with charities on 1 December with representatives from 19 charities, including Macmillan, the MS Society and Age UK. The next roundtable meeting is due to be scheduled for January 2022. Additionally, officials meet regularly with individual patient charities, as well as organising group briefings with expert speakers on recent Government announcements.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Immunosuppression (4 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: Dr Jenny Harries, the Chief Executive of the UK Health Security Agency, acts as the senior coordinating clinical lead for the many programmes supporting immunocompromised patients.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Public Health (4 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: The Behavioural Programmes Unit in the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities runs a wide range of health improvement campaigns and programmes to encourage and support people to adopt healthier behaviours such as quitting smoking, being more physically active and eating better. However, it does not currently run any campaigns which require or compel the public to follow guidance,...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Vaccination: Immunosuppression (4 Jan 2022)

Maggie Throup: Immunogenicity for future vaccines cannot be assessed until vaccines are tested in clinical trials. All vaccines must first be assessed for safety by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. It is the responsibility of vaccine manufacturers to include immunosuppressed individuals and assess immunogenicity in clinical trials.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Coronavirus: Protective Clothing (31 Dec 2021)

Maggie Throup: On 10 December, face coverings were made a legal requirement in most indoor public places, including cinemas, theatres and places of worship in addition to the existing rules for shops and public transport, including taxis. Face coverings are not required in hospitality settings such as cafes, restaurants and pubs or in nightclubs and other night-time dance venues. Face coverings will also...


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