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Coronavirus: Vaccination

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL13161, tabled on 9 February 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their report UK COVID-19 vaccines delivery plan, published on 11 January, what criteria they use to assess whether to use the mobile model to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine to people experiencing homelessness.

Answered on

29 April 2021

Working with local community partners, it is for local systems to determine the appropriate vaccine delivery model for their populations. However, NHS England and NHS Improvement have been clear that they should consider pop-ups in community venues and mobile facilities. They have also highlighted the need for in-reach mobile delivery to hostels and hotels providing accommodation for people experiencing homelessness, as well as outreach delivery where clinically safe, to people who remain living on the streets and mobile delivery connected to places people access and feel safe including foodbanks and other community-based support. To support this, NHS England has developed COVID-19 vaccination programme: JCVI Cohort 6 - Homelessness and rough sleeping Mobilisation support pack. A copy is attached.

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Department of Health and Social Care