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Vaccine deadline approaches for care workers

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All patient-facing health and Care Quality Commission-regulated social care workers are required to be fully vaccinated from April 2022. 

Anyone as yet unvaccinated has until Thursday 3 February – just one more week – to get their first dose, in order to be given their second dose before the April deadline.

There are some exemptions, including people under 18 years old; people who are clinically exempt; people taking part in a COVID-19 trial and people who don’t have face-to-face contact with the public. 

It brings Care Quality Commission-regulated care workers in line with care home workers, who have been required to be fully vaccinated since last year.

Vaccinations can be booked through the National Booking Service, by ringing 119, or by attending one of the many walk-ins available across the county.