As part of the Government’s priority groups for the COVID vaccination, frontline health and social care staff in Knowsley have been invited to make an appointment for the vaccination.
- staff working on the vaccination programme
- staff who have frequent face-to-face contact with patients and who are directly involved in patient care in either secondary or primary care, mental health, urgent and emergency care and community settings
- those working in independent, voluntary and non-standard healthcare settings such as hospices, and community-based mental health or addiction services
- laboratory, pathology and mortuary staff
- those working for a sub-contracted provider of facilities services such as portering or cleaning
- temporary, locum or ‘bank’ staff, including those working in the COVID-19 vaccination programme, students, trainees and volunteers who are working with patients
- frontline social care workers directly working with vulnerable people who need care and support irrespective of where they work (for example in hospital, people’s own homes, day centres, or supported housing); or who they are employed by (for example local government, NHS, independent sector or third sector)
This is a key priority group given they are interacting and supporting other people on a daily basis so their exposure to the virus is higher.
The vaccination is the best way to protect yourself from the virus, as well as protecting your family and those that you care for.
Please remember that once you have received the first vaccination, you still need to continue to follow the rules by maintaining social distancing, wearing personal protective equipment and regular hand washing.
Further information about the vaccination is available on the NHS website.
If you work in a frontline health and social care role in Knowsley and you haven’t received an invitation to book an appointment for the COVID vaccination, please contact your employer.