Coronavirus: Disease Control

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 18th October 2021.

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Photo of Alex Norris Alex Norris Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, in the context of the shielding programme having ended, what support his Department plans to provide clinically extremely vulnerable people in the event that some covid-19 public health restrictions are required to be reintroduced.

Photo of Maggie Throup Maggie Throup The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Based on the success of the vaccine programme and new treatments becoming available, we do not anticipate shielding being required in the future. We are advising those previously considered as clinically extremely vulnerable consider their own risk, supported by their National Health Service clinician where necessary.

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