Coronavirus: Vaccination

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 15th March 2021.

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Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Engagement

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, at what stage in his vaccination timetable critical workers will receive a covid-19 vaccine.

Photo of Nadhim Zahawi Nadhim Zahawi Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation’s (JCVI) advice on prioritisation for phase one included frontline health and social care workers as a part of cohort two. Cohorts one to four have now all been offered the vaccine by our target date of 15 February. Frontline healthcare workers who have not received their vaccination can arrange this through the National Booking System or by calling 119.

For phase two of the vaccination programme, the JCVI published its interim advice on 26 February setting out that the most effective way to minimise hospitalisations and deaths is to continue to prioritise people by age and not occupation.

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