Coronavirus: Vaccination

(asked on 19th January 2021) - View Source

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to prioritise covid-19 vaccinations for the carers of terminally ill spouses.


Answered by
Nadhim Zahawi Portrait
Nadhim Zahawi
Secretary of State for Education
This question was answered on 18th March 2021

We recognise the vital role unpaid carers play in caring for vulnerable individuals. Unpaid carers are included in the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation’s priority group six - all individuals aged 16 to 64 years old with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality. This also includes 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.

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Recent Documents related to Coronavirus: Vaccination

1. COVID-19 vaccinations and care homes: programme launch
04/12/2020 - Department of Health and Social Care
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2. COVID-19 vaccinations and community-based social care workers
20/01/2021 - Department of Health and Social Care
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3. Bill 216 2017-19, as introduced
21/11/2018 - Bill Documents

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4. Marie Curie Northern Ireland - written evidence
05/06/2019 - Inquiry: Welfare policy in Northern Ireland - Work and Pensions Committee
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5. COVID-19 vaccination of people working or volunteering in care homes (easy read)
03/09/2021 - Department of Health and Social Care
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Found: Guidance COVID-19 vaccination of people working or volunteering in care homes (easy read)

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1. Oral Answers to Questions
12/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: that the NHS began vaccinating patients against covid-19 on 8 December, at the start of the biggest immunisation - Speech Link

2. Covid-19 Vaccine Roll-out
08/12/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: (Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make a statement - Speech Link
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3. Coronavirus Vaccine
03/12/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: incredible work of the Vaccine Taskforce, the Business Secretary and Kate Bingham, we have already amassed a huge - Speech Link
2: United Kingdom. This morning, I chaired a meeting of Health Ministers from the devolved Administrations to - Speech Link
3: pay, is in the finest tradition of our National Health Service, and I am delighted to confirm that the - Speech Link

4. Covid-19 Update
15/12/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: today, the NHS has begun vaccinations through GPs in England and in care homes in Scotland. Day by day - Speech Link
2: countries such as Sweden, where nearly all the intensive care beds in Stockholm are currently in use; in Germany - Speech Link
3: notified the World Health Organization about this new variant, and Public Health England is working hard - Speech Link

5. Oral Answers to Questions
23/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: local authority hardship grant, the £170 million covid winter grant scheme and a £7.4 billion package of - Speech Link
2: heard it said that decisions should be local, but I ask her to wait until my right hon. Friend the Chancellor - Speech Link
3: how keen the Health Secretary is to avoid scrutiny of the contracts that his Department have issued, - Speech Link

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