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 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


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
• Care worker
• Personal Assistant
• Rehabilitation, reablement, enablement
• Shared lives Carer
Frontline suppliers with direct contact with
• 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
• 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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