Care homes should receive at least an initial COVID-19 vaccination by Sunday 24 January, NHS England has told local vaccination teams.
Vaccinations in care homes will be delivered between 8am to 8pm, seven days per week and care homes should approach their CCG for any support required.
Current outbreaks of COVID within the care home are not considered a reason to delay vaccination within the home, although vaccination against COVID in acutely unwell people or those within four weeks of onset of COVID symptoms should be deferred. All other staff and care home residents in a care home where an outbreak is occurring must receive prompt COVID vaccination.
Guidance for COVID-19 vaccination in care homes that have cases and outbreaks was published on 31 December 2020.
Care homes should work with the local vaccination team to perform a risk assessment to enable safe vaccination to go ahead.
Vaccination teams will be paid according to the following schedule:
• £30 for first doses administered Monday 14 December – Sunday 17 January;
• £20 for first doses administered Monday 18 – Sunday 24 January;
• £10 for first doses administered Monday 25 – Sunday 31 January;
• £10 for all second doses administered.
- Recruitment agency Florence has launched a verified ‘vaccine checkmark’ to show which listed staff have received a COVID-19 vaccination dose.