Vaccine eligibility

The Joint Committee on Vaccines and Immunisations (JCVI) have advised that those at greatest risk should be first and therefore the focus in the first cohort will be the over 80s and care home residents.

Patient-facing health and social care staff fall into a high priority group because of their heightened risk of exposure to the virus.

Over the coming weeks and as more supplies are available, vaccination appointments will continue to be rolled out to other patient-facing health and care staff as per the JCVI’s guidance.

Will key workers, such as teachers and taxi drivers be offered the vaccine?

Not at this stage unless they fall into one of the priority groups. The priority groups are reviewed by the Not at this stage unless they fall into one of the priority groups. The priority groups are reviewed by the Joint Committee on Vaccines and Immunisations (JCVI) and, if it is deemed necessary, other groups may also be invited for a vaccination and, if it is deemed necessary, other groups may also be invited for a vaccination.

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