COVID vaccination in care homes

From NHSE/I 20 Dec

Over the next few days we will initiate the delivery of the vaccine through local vaccination sites to care home residents and their staff, starting with larger care homes. The roll out will begin during week commencing 21 December through wave 1, 2 and 3 sites, followed shortly by local vaccination sites in later waves. A letter has been sent to waves 1-3 sites with further details. The standard operating procedure for vaccination deployment in community settings has also been updated with a specific care home section.

We will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday 22 December at 1.30pm-2.15pm with further information.

Please order additional vaccine in order to vaccinate your care homes

We have written to all wave 1, 2 and 3 local vaccination sites offering additional batches of the COVID vaccine. If you would like a resupply please complete this webform on the local vaccination online site platform (Foundry) by 9.30am on Monday 21 December to request your deliveryNote that you do not need to have a Foundry account for your site to complete the webform.

Our priority is to now vaccinate our care home residents and staff, and continue to vaccinate over 80s and health care workers. You can order a full pack (975 doses) and pack down yourself, or order packs of 75 doses to take straight in to your care homes.

If we do not hear from you, we will assume that you do not want to receive a vaccine resupply delivery. We will let you know about any further vaccine resupply opportunities as they arise. We will confirm your orders by email after they have been processed by Foundry. Please do not book patients into clinics until you have received email confirmation from us