NHS: Coronavirus

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 1st March 2022.

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Photo of Lord Stone of Blackheath Lord Stone of Blackheath Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of excluding NHS staff who have acquired natural immunity following COVID-19 infection from mandatory vaccination requirements.

Photo of Lord Kamall Lord Kamall The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

Prior COVID-19 infection is not included as an appropriate exemption from the vaccination regulations. However, following the continued success of the vaccination programme, the Government announced on 31 January 2022 that vaccination will no longer be a condition of deployment for health and social care staff, subject to a public consultation and parliamentary approval.

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