Coronavirus: Immunosuppression

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 7th September 2022.

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Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will bring forward an emergency strategy to ensure that (a) clinically vulnerable, (b) clinically extremely vulnerable, and (c) immunosuppressed people acutely vulnerable to covid-19 are protected from that virus.

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

COVID-19 Response: Living with COVID-19’, published in February 2022, sets out the Government’s strategy for supporting those most at risk from COVID-19. The success of the vaccination and booster programme and the availability of antiviral and therapeutic treatments has ensured a reduced risk of severe illness or hospitalisation. Testing remains in settings where there are patients at higher risk of complications from COVID-19, such as those who are immunosuppressed who continue to have access to specific testing.

Symptomatic and outbreak testing identifies and manages outbreaks and will continue in settings where individuals are most at risk. This also includes discharge/admissions testing for people into entering care homes and hospices and testing for transfers for immunocompromised patients into and within hospital and will continue throughout the year.

The Government will continue to keep the response to COVID-19 under review to ensure it remains effective and proportionate.

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