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Vaccinations for frontline social care staff
Frontline social care staff in Liverpool who work with people at high risk of infection or serious disease can now get vaccinated as part of the national Covid-19 vaccine rollout.
It is very important for all care staff working in high-risk settings to get the vaccine. If you have questions about the vaccine, please read the Liverpool CCG FAQs about Covid-19 vaccinations. You can also read the guides and letter below:
- Covid-19 vaccination - a guide for social care staff on GOV.UK
- Covid-19 vaccination - guide for healthcare workers on GOV.UK
- NHS letter calling on all frontline health and social care workers to get the vaccine
Who can get the vaccine?
If you work closely with a person, or a group of people, at high risk of infection or serious disease you are in the priority 2 group and can be vaccinated now. Workers in the priority 2 group include:
- frontline social care staff employed in all sectors who work with vulnerable people in all settings including people’s own homes, day centres, supported housing and hospitals
- staff directly involved in patient care or who have frequent face-to-face contact with patients in primary care, secondary care, mental health, urgent and emergency care or community settings
- people working in independent, voluntary and non-standard healthcare settings such as hospices, community-based mental health or addiction services
- sub-contracted staff providing facilities services such as portering or cleaning
- staff working on vaccination and testing programmes
- temporary, locum or ‘bank’ staff, including those working in the Covid-19 vaccination programme, students, trainees and volunteers who are working with patients
- laboratory, pathology and mortuary staff
How do I get a vaccine?
If you are in one of the groups listed above, your employer should already have contacted you with details on how to get your a vaccine.
Personal Assistants of people receiving Direct Payments and Personal Health Budgets should also already have been contacted.
Information for employers
- Read the letter sent out in early February 2021 to all adult social care providers that Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC)
This letter stresses the need for all adult social care providers to submit accurate and up-to-date information on the DHSC Capacity Tracker so government can see how many people:
- need to have the vaccination
- have been offered a vaccination
- have had a vaccination
If you have any questions about the rollout of vaccinations for frontline social care staff in Liverpool please email firstname.lastname@example.org.