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:
Please check your elegibility using this checklist:
CQC Registered Care Homes and Home Care Companies are also required to record vaccination numbers on the NHS Capacity Tracker.
Further information from Rotherham CCG about the vaccine is available from their website.
For more information on what to expect after your vaccination view the NHS Public Health England leaflet.
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.