Coronavirus: Vaccination

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 14th July 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, whether it is his policy that people who are homeless will be a priority group within the covid-19 booster vaccination programme.

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 (JCVI) published interim advice on a potential COVID-19 booster vaccination programme on 30 June, which is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/jcvi-interim-advice-on-a-potential-coronavirus-covid-19-booster-vaccine-programme-for-winter-2021-to-2022

However, based on the JCVI’s interim advice, those eligible for phase one of the COVID-19 vaccination programme are likely to be offered a booster, including people experiencing homelessness and rough sleeping. Decisions on the timing, scope and cohort eligibility of any booster programme will be confirmed once the JCVI has provided their final advice.

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