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Information for health and social care staff


I’m a key worker – am I eligible to get the vaccine?

Currently, the only group being invited to have the vaccine based on their occupation are health and social care workers.

This is because they are at increased personal risk of exposure to infection with Covid-19, and of transmitting that infection to vulnerable patients in health and social care settings.

Some key workers may also be eligible for the vaccine, but this decision will be based on their age or health condition rather than their role at work.


I work in health or social care. How can I get the vaccination?

Frontline health and social care staff are a current government priority for vaccination. 

You should be provided with information on getting a vaccination from your employer. Social care workers are now also able to use the national booking system to book an appointment.

You'll be asked to confirm your employment as part of the process, and also asked to show ID when you arrive for your appointment.

Please be aware that you may also be required to provide your NHS number in order to be vaccinated as a health or social care worker, so it’s a good idea to find this out in advance if you can.

If you don’t know your NHS number, there’s information on how you can find it here: