Coronavirus: Vaccination

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

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Photo of Florence Eshalomi Florence Eshalomi Labour/Co-operative, Vauxhall

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to provide early access to covid-19 vaccinations for single parents who are at risk of being unable to care for their children in the event that they fall ill with covid-19 and do not have support from another parent or carer during the covid-19 lockdown.

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

Prioritisation for COVID-19 vaccination in phase one of the programme is based on reducing mortality, morbidity and protecting the health and social care system. Phase two, which started on 13 April, has been based on risk of serious health outcomes from COVID-19 therefore individuals have not been prioritised on the basis of factors such as responsibility for child-care. There are currently no plans to prioritise on this basis.

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