How will staff be offered the COVID-19 vaccine?
Staff are being offered the vaccine at the Hospital Hubs, within Coventry and Warwickshire these are University Hospital, Coventry, George Eliot Hospital and Warwick Hospital.
Frontline health or social care workers are now able to book an appointment through the national booking system.
For a limited period, eligible staff will be able to self-book a vaccination at a vaccination centre or community pharmacy led local vaccination service online at https://www.nhs.uk/book-a-coronavirus-vaccination/do-you-have-an-nhs-number or by calling 119.
This for people who have direct contact with patients, clients or service users at higher risk of coronavirus.
· Health care workers:
· work in a clinical role
· have contact in a non-clinical role (such as receptionist or porter)
· work in a hospital laboratory, a mortuary or a funeral home
· Social care workers for example
· are a registered professional in social care
· work in residential care, nursing home or supported living
· provide personal care for people in their homes
Those who provide home help such as shopping or cleaning, or you are an unpaid carer will be offered a vaccination at a later date.
People will need to provide official proof to your vaccination. For example a work ID card, wage slip or letter from your employer dated within the last three months.
Is it mandatory, and what happens if staff don’t want the jab?
There are no plans for a COVID-19 vaccine to be compulsory.
Who is vaccinating care home residents and staff?
This group are a high priority and every effort is being made to vaccinate them quickly and safely. This will be in the Hospital Hubs or at their work place for staff, or in their place of residence for residents.