Adult Social Care Providers and Personal Assistants

COVID-19 Vaccine

JCVI Cohort 2 COVID-19 vaccination for frontline social care workers

All frontline social care workers directly working with clinically vulnerable people who need care and support irrespective of where they work (for example in people’s own homes, day centres, care homes for working age adults or supported housing); whether they care for clinically vulnerable adults or children; or who they are employed by (for example local government, NHS private sector or third sector employees) are eligible for vaccinations under Cohort 2.

This cohort is:

  • Supported housing, extra care and supporting living  workers, including on site ancillary staff*
  • Personal Assistants/Live in Carers
  • Telecare response services/reablement/discharge support services
  • Hospices, including on site ancillary staff*

*On site ancillary includes staff who may have social contact with people but are not directly involved in their care. This group includes receptionists, ward clerks, porters and cleaners.

Until 28th February you can now self refer for a vaccine using the link in this letter:

Self-referral for social care workers

Please check your elegibility using this checklist: 

Eligibility checklist for health and social care workers

View the full Standard Operating Procedures for this Cohort

CQC Registered Care Homes and Home Care Companies are also required to record vaccination numbers on the NHS Capacity Tracker.

 View a letter from the DHSC detailing this requirement

Further information from Rotherham CCG about the vaccine is available from their website.

Your Health Rotherham | COVID vaccine

For more information on what to expect after your vaccination view the NHS Public Health England leaflet.

What to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination | NHS PHE

Beware Covid-19 vaccine scams

We've been made aware that some NHS Vaccine scams are going around. Usually these include a text message inviting you to apply for your vaccine. The link will then take you to an official looking webpage where it will ask you for your details.  

Please DO NOT click on the link or enter personal information. Remember, the NHS will never ask you to apply for a vaccination or ask for bank details online.

More information is available from Action Fraud.