Vaccine

On this page you can find up to date links, documents and other publications publicly available, we urge you to check our membership page for further information for Care England members only. COVID-19 (VACCINE) page.  (for login details members please send email to info@careengland.org.uk


Explainer: COVID-19 Vaccination - The Association of Directors of Public Health (ADPH) January 2021
The purpose of this briefing is to set the context for the COVID-19 vaccination roll out, explore the key challenges and obstacles to large scale roll out as well as the critical role and contributions DsPH and local authorities can make.   


DHSC Google Drive which continues to be updated daily with social media content they can share on their channels. It includes:

  • New content about the vaccine delivery plan found here
  • Q&A fact cards for social care workers about getting the vaccine found here
  • Q&A video from David Pearson, JVT and Nikki Kanani for social care workers found here

Vaccinating frontline social care workers - letter and guidance NHS England
Published 14 January 2021


COVID-19 vaccination programme - collection Published 27 November 2020 |  Last updated 15 January 2021 — see all updates 
Documents relating to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme.


UK COVID-19 vaccines delivery plan - Policy paper 
Published 11 January 2021 | Last updated 13 January 2021 — see all updates
How the UK government was able to build up a supply of vaccines and how it is planning to deploy them.


COVID-19 Vaccination webinar for JCVI Cohort 2 - Frontline Social Care Workers - 12th January
Care England attended the ‘COVID-19 Vaccination webinar for JCVI Cohort 2 - Frontline Social Care Workers,’ webinar on 12th January. The webinar was produced to help prepare providers in the second cohort, homecare etc., for the vaccine rollout. The session aimed to create an understanding of SOP, standing operating procedure, for vaccines and the rollout. The summary from the webinar is available for Care England members. Click here to login.


Instruction on timing of second dose of COVID-19 vaccinations - Letter 12 January 2021
Letter from Emily Lawson, Dr Nikita Kanani and Professor Stephen Powis.


DHSC - Please click here to download the latest Covid-19 vaccines Q&A, 08.01.2020 (will be updated regularly)


University of Bristol: The Covid-19 vaccine communication handbook 7 January 2021


Standard operating procedure: COVID-19 local vaccination services deployment in community settings - NHSE guidance 
Published 10 December 2020 | Last updated 14 January 2021
This standard operating procedure describes the operating model and design requirements for safe delivery of COVID-19 vaccines in the community.


Preparing for Vaccination in Care Homes for older adults - webinar 7th January 2021
Care England attended the ‘Preparing for Vaccination in Care Homes for older adults,’ webinar on 7th January. The webinar was produced to help prepare providers and other stakeholders for the vaccine rollout. The summary from the webinar is available for Care England members. Click here to login. 


COVID-19 vaccination: consent form and letter for social care staff - Form 
Published 7 December 2020 | Last updated 6 January 2021 — see all updates
Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination consent form and letter templates for social care staff.


Priority groups for coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination: advice from the JCVI, 30 December 2020 - Independent report
Published 30 December 2020 | Last updated 6 January 2021 — see all updates
Advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on the groups that should be prioritised for vaccination.

Prioritising the first COVID-19 vaccine dose: JCVI statement - Independent report Published 6 January 2021


Guidance for COVID-19 vaccination in care homes that have cases and outbreaks - Briefing 31 December 2020, Version 1


Priority groups for coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination: advice from the JCVI, 30 December 2020 - Independent report 30.12.2020
Advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on the groups that should be prioritised for vaccination.


Care home vaccination mobilisationSupport pack and checklist Version 1, 22.12.2020


Care England Covid-19 vaccination questions sent to DHSC - (please note this document is for Care England members only and can be found at COVID-19 (VACCINE) members page  - updated 17.12.2020


Novel coronavirus (COVID19) standard operating procedure - COVID-19 vaccine deployment programme Hospital hub: care home staff - Version 1, 6 December 2020
This standard operating procedure (SOP) describes the process hospital hub providers and care home providers should follow in identifying priority staff, providing them with information, scheduling, administering and capturing data in order to safely provide Covid-19 vaccination to them.


Covid-19 Vaccine - PHE vaccination centre - resources Public Health England 
PHE’s Campaign Resource Centre where you will find our marketing materials encouraging social care workers to get the vaccine. These include downloadable posters for you to use, and social media assets. Materials will continue to be added to the Resource Centre as and when they are ready for you to download. 


COVID-19: the green book, chapter 14a - guidance Published 27 November 2020 | Last updated 31 December 2020 — see all updates
Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination information for public health professionals.


COVID-19 vaccination publications - A guide for use - Public Health England
First phase December 2020


Hospitals to start biggest ever NHS Vaccination Programme this week - news 06.12.2020
The NHS will begin vaccinating patients against coronavirus at dozens of hospital hubs from this week at the start of the biggest immunisation programme in history.


COVID-19 vaccinations and care homes: programme launch - correspondence 04.12.2020
A letter from the Minister for Care to local authorities, directors of adult social services and managers of care homes for older adults.


Priority groups for coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination: advice from the JCVI, 2 December 2020 - independent report 03.12.2020
Advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) on the groups that should be prioritised for vaccination.


UK authorises Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine - news 2.12.2020
Government authorises first COVID-19 vaccine on independent advice of medicines regulator.


COVID-19 vaccination programme 2020/21 – next steps - letter 01.12.2020


14a COVID-19 SARS-Cov-2 - December 2020 
New guidance update on the green book chapter on COVID-19 vaccine.


COVID-19 Vaccination e-learning programme now live 01.12.2020
Health Education England e-Learning for Healthcare has worked in partnership with Public Health England and NHS England and NHS Improvement to develop the COVID-19 Vaccination e-learning programme. The e-learning programme is designed to provide the health and care workforce involved in the national COVID-19 vaccination programme with the knowledge they need to confidently promote high uptake of the vaccine and deliver the vaccine programme effectively.
For more information about the COVID-19 Vaccination programme, including details on how to access, visit the e-LfH website.


COVID-19 vaccination programme 2020/21 - letter 24.11.2020 Outcome of General Practice Site Designation Process and next steps.


DHSC has produced the first in a planned suite of information tools to help to talk about the vaccine. The tools are short and easy to use, with social media copy to support the videos, making it easy for you to share and inform your communities. 

Please see a link to the Covid-19 communications toolkit that includes a suite of creative content assets for you to use and amplify through your channels:

The toolkit includes:

  • Vaccine safety, risks and ingredients - A suite of videos from Prof Jonathan Van-Tam, Deputy Chief Medical Officer
  • Would I be prepared to take the vaccine? Be ready to be called. Vaccine prioritisation - Videos from Dr June Raine CBE, MHRA on public safety, Prof Jonathan Van-Tam
  • The regulators critical role. The importance of speed and impact - Videos from Prof Chris Whitty, Chief Medical Officer for England, and Prof Andrew Pollard, Director, Oxford Vaccine Group
  • Vaccine safety and testing - Videos from MHRA, Dr Christian Schneider and Interim Chief Scientific Officer at MHRA
  • How the vaccine works, everything you need to know about the Oxford vaccine, clinical trials and the pace of development - Videos from Professor Andrew Pollard, Director of the Oxford Vaccine Group and Maheshi Ramasamy, Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Acute Medicine, and Professor Sarah Gilbert, University of Oxford
  • Copy - to support sharing the videos on social posts or websites
  • Vaccine facts cards for social with social copy - covering key information on the vaccines. 

NHS England has written to system leaders on the COVID-19 vaccination deployment strategy and operational readiness - letter 20.11.2020