Coronavirus: Disease Control

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered at on 7 June 2022.

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Photo of Rachael Maskell Rachael Maskell Labour/Co-operative, York Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that people who are immunosuppressed are able to access covid-19 (a) vaccinations and (b) advice to reduce risk of infection.

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

COVID-19 vaccination appointments are available online through the National Booking System or via 119. An open letter from the National Health Service, charity and community leaders to people with a weakened immune system was published on 26 May 2022, encouraging individuals who are immunosuppressed to book an appointment or visit a walk-in centre to receive their vaccination. The letter is available at the following link:

The Government has also published guidance for those people whose immune system means that they are at higher risk from COVID-19. This guidance provides advice on vaccinations and treatments as well as protective behaviours to reduce the risk of infection. The guidance is available at the following link:

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