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Covid-19 Vaccinations for Social Care

Important Information

When selecting/discussing with staff any potential appointment, please make sure that you and staff check the NHS website; https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/, before booking an appointment. You cannot receive a Covid-19 vaccine if you: 

  • suffer from Anaphylaxis*
  • have received the current flu vaccine within seven days prior to your appointment
  • are symptomatic or unwell
  • have tested positive for Covid-19 within the last 28 days

For staff that are currently or potentially pregnant, please see the tabs below for more information.

You will also have to consider that any staff who test positive for Covid-19 between their two vaccination appointments will have to wait 28 days before restarting their vaccination process.

 

Below is a spreadsheet you will need to complete with each member of staffs details, please evidence that staff give consent for their details to be shared with Bradford Council and Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust to arrange their vaccination appointment. 

Consent to Share Personal Information for Vaccination Form

It is important all the information, especially the NHS Number and Date of Birth, are correct as any errors will result in a delay in processing the appointment.

The spreadsheet will support you in recording all relevant staff and appointment information, including the location and vaccine type.

Covid-19 Vaccination Tracker

All available appointments and vaccination sites will be shared here:

 - Bradford Royal Infirmary - Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine 

How to access appointments: These will be shared via Flash emails and the Bulletin. If you do not have access to these, please contact Covid19SupportTeam@bradford.gov.uk for the URL.

Available Dates: 11 January to 16 January and18 January to 23 January.

 - Airedale General Hospital - Oxford/AstraZeneca Vaccine

How to access appointments: Email a completed Covid-19 Vaccination Tracker spreadsheet with the email subject title of "Airedale Vaccinations" to Covid19SupportTeam@bradford.gov.uk

Available Dates: 13 January to 15 January

Please check regularly for new date and location availability. The Covid-19 Support Team will continue to issue flash emails to update you with new appointments and vaccination locations.

You will be required to ensure that you allow staff enough time to attend, taking into consideration the requirement to plan appropriate staff cover for those receiving vaccinations.

Please make sure that staff have completed the Consent Form and take this with them to their appointment.

As you will be aware, the vaccine is a two stage process.  A follow up date, for the second vaccine will be arranged at the time of the first appointment. Please make sure to record the details of the second appointment and note the current status of each staff member as we will not receive this information.

Please also take into consideration staff shift patterns, potentially booking the vaccine at the end of their shift, allowing staff time to recover.

You may also wish to share this leaflet which provides further information regarding the vaccination programme: Covid-19 Guide for Health and Social Care Staff

Please ensure you update the relevant system with your service's current progress in relation to the Covid-19 Vaccination Programme.

- Care Homes will be required to update their Capacity Tracker profile.

- All other Social Care services will be required to update their Service Update System profile. Should you require your access details for your profile, please submit an account reset request to connecttosupport@bradford.gov.uk

Location Details

Bradford Royal Infirmary - One site for the Covid-19 vaccination programme will be at the Sovereign Lecture Theatre at BRI, which is located near the Women's and Newborn Unit. If driving and using the parking facilities at the BRI, you will want to enter through Gate 5. Please remind staff to ensure Covid-19 safe travel arrangements when visiting the BRI.

Airedale - As you turn into the hospital grounds, turn left, and follow the road down the hill.  Just before you reach the No Entry road sign, you’ll see a small parking area on the right outside the Zone D entrance.  Please park there.  If this car park is full, there is a visitors’ car park (P3) opposite. As you enter Zone D through the main doors you should see signs to the vaccination centre check in. 

Support when Booking Appointments

The Covid-19 Support Team will support you during this vaccination programme and should you require any assistance or have any issues when using the booking system, please contact our duty desk using the details here: https://bradford.connecttosupport.org/provider-zone/covid-19-support-team-duty-desk/

Any appointments cancelled or changed through the system will not send a notification. Should your staff need to cancel or rearrange an appointment that has been made for them, please ensure they know to notify you of this cancellation, otherwise they may not receive an alternative appointment. If you are notified of any cancellations, please inform the Covid-19 Support Team via email; Covid19SupportTeam@bradford.gov.uk 

What staff will need to take to their appointment

Please make sure that staff attending their vaccination appointment bring the Consent Form and their work ID, this will act as both evidence of the person and their employment in Social Care. If your staff do not have work ID, please ensure they have a letter signed by the Service Manager confirming the information below and a form of personal ID.

The letter will need to confirm:

 - Full Name of employee
 - Date of Birth of employee
 - Address of employee
 - Employer Details

If staff cannot provide work ID or personal ID with a signed letter, they may be turned away from their appointment.

Last reviewed: 12/01/2021

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