Coronavirus: Vaccination

(asked on 15th January 2021) - View Source

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will update its guidance on covid-19 vaccine prioritisation to specify when young carers will receive the covid-19 vaccine.


Answered by
Nadhim Zahawi Portrait
Nadhim Zahawi
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care)
This question was answered on 28th January 2021

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) are the independent experts who advise the Government on which vaccines the United Kingdom should use and provide advice on prioritisation at a population level.  For the first phase, the JCVI have advised that the vaccine be given to care home residents and staff, as well as frontline health and social care workers, then to the rest of the population in order of age and clinical risk factors.

Those who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill, should also be offered vaccination in priority group six. In addition, consideration has been given to vaccination of household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals, who are classified as clinically extremely vulnerable.

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