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Coronavirus: Vaccination

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 144916, tabled on 28 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including household members living with a person particularly vulnerable to covid-19 within the same vaccination cohort as the vulnerable person with which they live.

Answered on

1 April 2021

Those who are eligible for a carer’s allowance or those who are the sole or primary carer of an elderly or disabled person who is at increased risk of COVID-19 mortality and therefore clinically vulnerable, should be offered vaccination in priority group six. This group includes unpaid carers. On 29 March 2021, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation advised that household contacts of the immunosuppressed should be offered a COVID-19 vaccination alongside priority group six.

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Department of Health and Social Care