National Booking System- Vaccination Covid 19

To ensure maximum uptake of vaccination and timely, equitable access,
the National Booking System will now be made available to eligible social care
workers to self-refer. A full list of those who are eligible is below

 

For a limited period, until 28 February, eligible staff will be able to self-book a
vaccination at a vaccination centre or community pharmacy led local vaccination
service online at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination. Staff should try online booking first
but if this is not possible, they can phone 119 free of charge, 7am to 11pm, 7 days a
week

 

Annex A: The government “Green Book” for immunisation against infectious disease
includes the following definition for frontline social workers:
Occupational Group Example of roles in scope
Direct care – these roles involve directly
working with people who need care and
support
• Care worker
• Personal Assistant
• Rehabilitation, reablement, enablement
worker
• Shared lives Carer
Frontline suppliers with direct contact with
clients
• Team leader or supervisor
• Specialist coordinator, such as Dementia
or end of life care coordinator
Social care support – these roles
provide direct support functions to clients
• Housing support
• Social care prescriber/Care Navigator
• Welfare rights
• Employment advisor
Ancillary • Cook or Kitchen assistant
• Housekeeping or domestic worker
• Driver
• Maintenance
Regulated professionals – these roles
require the worker to hold relevant
qualifications and to be registered with
a regulated body to practice.
• Social worker
• Approved Mental Health Professionals
(AMHP)
• Occupational Therapist
• Nurse including nursing associate
• Counsellor
The following are, however, not eligible within this priority group as defined by the JCVI:
• Administrative staff who do not have any direct contact with clients.
• Social care workers working with children who are not considered priority within the
context of the JCVI priority cohorts 1-9 (children under 16 who do not have
underlying health conditions leading to greater risk of disease or mortality and
children who have no underlying health conditions).
• Unpaid carers
• Teachers and teaching assistants

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