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Social Care Workers Covid-19 Vaccinations Posted on 5 Mar 2021

Social Care Workers

Employed/Paid carers are entitled to the vaccine.  Anyone who is employed in social care can now go to NHS - Book your vaccine and book their own appointments, they need to enter their details, selecting they are employed in social care when given the option.

When attending their appointment they will need:

  • Proof of employment (name badge or wage/pay slip)
  • Booking reference
  • NHS Number
  • Wear a face mask

If you book an appointment and do not bring official proof that you are eligible you will not be vaccinated when you come to your appointment.

Please see extract from the NHS booking portal for eligibility:

If you provide face-to-face care or support to children or adults at higher risk from COVID-19 (clinically vulnerable or clinically extremely vulnerable).

For example:

  • you are a registered professional in social care (such as a social worker or nurse)
  • you work in residential care, nursing care or in supported living
  • you provide personal care for people in their homes

You’ll be offered the vaccination at a later date if you provide home help, such as shopping or cleaning, or are an unpaid carer.

You are not currently eligible if you care for children who are not at higher risk from COVID-19, for example as a childminder or nursery nurse.

You need to bring official proof with you to have your vaccination. For example, a work ID card, wage slip or letter from your employer dated within the last 3 months.

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