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Coronavirus: Vaccination

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 142062, tabled on 22 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he is taking steps to use patient transport providers to allow clinically extremely vulnerable people without personal transport to attend regional coronavirus vaccination centres.

Answered on

21 April 2021

Clinical extremely vulnerable patients will be offered an appointment by their general practitioner (GP), which could include vaccination at home if they are housebound. They can also book online or by calling 119, where they can choose a vaccination site that meets their accessibility needs and transport requirements. They can use current non-emergency patient transport services to get to their to vaccination appointment, which can be arranged via their GP. Clinical commissioning groups, integrated care systems, sustainability and transformation partnerships also list local community transport services available for travel to vaccination sites.