Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine

Vaccinations for Workers in Social Care

Important changes to the Covid-19 vaccination National Booking System (NBS) for social care workers

The ability to book a first vaccination dose as a social care worker has been removed from the National Booking System due to a number of instances of people who do not work in social care falsely claiming to be in this group. 

The latest advice for any remaining social care workers who have not yet had their first vaccination is to book an appointment through their employer or GP.

We want to reassure people over 45, those living with a long-term health condition, and carers that it is not too late to get the first dose of their Covid vaccine. All those who fall within the above groups can still book through the national online system, by calling 119 or by speaking to their GP.

The change to online booking does not affect arrangements for receiving second doses of vaccination. 

The booking process for social care workers is currently under review, and we will update this page as soon as we have any new information.

Who can get the vaccine?

Social care staff currently able to receive the vaccine include:

  • Those working in long-stay residential and nursing care homes or other long-stay facilities
  • Social care staff directly involved in the care of their patients or clients
  • Others involved directly in delivering social care such that they and vulnerable patients are at increased risk of exposure

Find out more

More information on the vaccine 

If you have any questions about taking the vaccine, visit our Adult Social Care Responding to COVID-19 pages, which include:

  • Support resources including videos, conversations and reassurance from colleagues in health and social care, who answer any questions or issues you may have.
  • FAQs on the vaccine booking process.

Last Modified: 13/04/2021 10:28:42