Important Update: Vaccination of Eligible Frontline Third Sector Health & Community Social Care Workers & Volunteers
The national COVID-19 vaccination programme which began before Christmas is currently being rolled-out all across Leeds to those who need it the most.
Forum Central has been working with partners including our local NHS, Leeds City Council, Third Sector Leeds and Voluntary Action Leeds, to ensure that eligible frontline Third Sector health and community social care workers and volunteers can access the vaccination due to the critically important work they are doing within the community.
A large number of Third Sector organisations have already been contacted, but we are keen to ensure that all eligible organisations are aware of this opportunity, so we are sharing this Prioritisation Guide.
What you need to do:
- Please read the ‘Staff Vaccination Prioritisation Guide for Managers’ which can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/managersvaccineguide
Note: Step one in the guide asks you to read accompanying guidance – but in this case you would be provided with this information after making contact with Forum Central.
- If your workers fall into Group 1, Group 2 or Group 3 please contact email@example.com with details of the work you are delivering. Forum Central can then advise, and if the work you do is covered, will send further details of how to access the vaccinations for the staff in your organisation. Prioritisation is starting with the most at risk staff members first, i.e. Groups 1 and 2 at the current time. It is expected that Group 3 slots will be available in February.
This process is built on trust and good faith. There are significant sensitivities around which workers are eligible as defined by central government, so it is important that we are mindful that frontline third sector health and care workers are accessing vaccines ahead of other key workers.
There are no walk-in vaccination appointments being offered. Staff must have a booked appointment for vaccination.
Thank you for all that you are doing to help keep people safe and well and for playing your part by protecting yourself and helping to protect patients, clients and staff from catching and spreading COVID-19.
Please help more eligible people access the vaccine by sharing this information with your networks and colleagues.