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Coronavirus: Vaccination

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 34897, tabled on 12 July 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to implement a covid-19 vaccination programme in autumn 2022.

Answered on

26 July 2022

The Government accepted the JCVI’s advice to offer an autumn booster vaccination to residents and staff in a care home for older adults; all adults aged 50 years old and over; those aged five to 49 years old in a clinical risk group or who are household contacts of someone with immunosuppression; frontline health and social care workers; and carers aged 16 years old and over.

The National Health Service is working with providers to plan for the autumn campaign to establish a network of sites which are accessible to local populations. On 22 June, NHS England wrote systems setting out plans for COVID-19 and routine vaccination, which is available at the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2022/06/C1666-next-steps-for-covid-19-vaccination-22-06-22.pdf

Further information on the delivery of the programme, including details on the invitations for patient cohorts, will be available in due course.