Vaccination of frontline health and social care workers
Frontline health and care staff can now book their vaccination appointments in a vaccination centre or community pharmacy through the NHS Covid-19 Vaccination Booking Service. For Oxfordshire, this would be the Kassam Stadium but staff may be offered other options across the county boundary depending on their postcode.
Staff can book online. They will need their NHS number to do this and should try online booking first but if this is not possible, they can phone 119 free of charge, 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week. As part of the booking process, eligible staff need to self-declare they are a health or social care worker.
Staff will be asked for identification and written authorisation when they attend their vaccination appointment.
How to determine if a member of staff is eligible to receive the vaccine
Eligible carers are those that care for someone who is more at risk of death or serious illness if they contract COVID-19. Find out more about eligible carers (pdf format).
You can find the definition of eligible frontline healthcare staff for vaccination on page 11 of the COVID-19: The Green Book Chapter 14a.
Finding your NHS number
A person can find their NHS number by the following methods:
- Reading the NHS website on how to find your NHS number
- Via the NHS App. Once your account has been verified you will be able to access you record, including your NHS number.
- From any previous NHS Correspondence: You will be able to find your NHS number on any letter or document you have received from the NHS, including prescriptions, test results, and hospital referral or appointment letters.
- The NHS number can be obtained from their GP. However, please bear in mind GP surgeries will be extremely busy at the moment and so only call them as a last resort.
Staff not registered with a GP
The person will need to fill in a form to register with a GP and they can do this by:
- checking the GP surgery website to see if they can register online
- downloading a GMS1 registration form on GOV.UK
- picking up a registration form from the GP surgery.
Cost to receive the vaccine
The vaccination will be free of charge and our priority is delivering the vaccines to all eligible staff as quickly as possible. By consenting staff will be playing their part by protecting themselves and helping to protect patients, clients and staff from catching and spreading COVID-19.
Detailed guidance on the vaccination programme
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine
- COVID-19 vaccination programme
- For women of childbearing age, please read the detailed guidance:
- COVID-19 vaccination: guide for healthcare workers
- COVID-19 vaccination: a guide for social care staff
What should I do if I have a question or query that isn’t covered here?
If you have a question that hasn’t been covered here or isn’t answered by following the links providing additional guidance, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org