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Coronavirus: Vaccination

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 147057, tabled on 1 February 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to roll out covid-19 vaccines to people who are not registered with a GP.

Answered on

4 February 2021

NHS England and NHS Improvement have sought to ensure that vaccinations are accessible to those who are not registered with a general practitioner (GP). NHS England and NHS Improvement commissioned the general practice COVID-19 vaccination service as an enhanced service (ES). The ES enables practices to vaccinate unregistered patients provided they are eligible for a vaccination. Individuals who are not registered with a GP practice will therefore be able to access the vaccine in line with the priority groups outlined by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisations.

National Health Service regional teams working with appropriate local systems will reach out to unregistered people to ensure they are offered the vaccine. In the immediate period we are asking partners including voluntary community, social enterprise, and inclusion health provider partners to support their clients and service users to register with a GP.

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