Last updated 18 September 2021
This page is for frontline health and care workers who are eligible in Priority Group 2 but have not yet received your first dose. If your enquiry is about second dose appointments then please check our dedicated web pages on second dose appointments.
Frontline health and care workers working in Powys who meet certain eligibility criteria are in priority group 2 for COVID-19 vaccination:
- You provide health and care services in an employed capacity (please check our unpaid carers page if you are an unpaid carer and/or receive carers allowance)
- You are working operationally working in Powys.
- You meet the current definition of “frontline health and care worker” as set out in the national definition in the “Green Book”:
Frontline healthcare staff
This includes the following groups:
Staff involved in direct patient care:
- This includes staff who have frequent face-to-face clinical contact with patients and who are directly involved in patient care in either secondary or primary care/community settings. This includes doctors, dentists, midwives and nurses, paramedics and ambulance staff, pharmacists, optometrists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and radiographers. It should also include those working in independent, voluntary and non-standard healthcare settings such as hospices, and community-based mental health or addiction services. Staff working on the COVID-19 vaccination programme, temporary staff, students, trainees and volunteers who are working with patients must also be included.
Non-clinical staff in secondary or primary care/community healthcare settings
- This includes non-clinical ancillary staff who may have social contact with patients but are not directly involved in patient care. This group includes receptionists, ward clerks, porters and cleaners.
Laboratory and pathology staff
- Hospital-based laboratory and mortuary staff who frequently handle SARS-CoV-2 or collect or handle potentially infected specimens, including respiratory, gastrointestinal and blood specimens should be eligible as they may also have social contact with patients. This may also include cleaners, porters, secretaries and receptionists in laboratories. Frontline funeral operatives and mortuary technicians/embalmers are both at risk of exposure and likely to spend a considerable amount of time in care homes and hospital settings where they may also expose multiple patients.
- Staff working in non-hospital-based laboratories and those academic or commercial research laboratories who handle clinical specimens or potentially infected samples will be able to use effective protective equipment in their work and should be at low risk of exposure, and of exposing vulnerable patients.
Frontline social care workers
This would include:
- those working in long-stay residential and nursing care homes or other long-stay care facilities where rapid spread is likely to follow introduction of infection and cause high morbidity and mortality\
- social care staff directly involved in the care of their patients or client
- others involved directly in delivering social care such that they and vulnerable patients/ clients are at increased risk of exposure
Young people age 16-17 years, who are employed in, studying or in training for health and social care work should be offered a full course of primary vaccination alongside their colleagues, if a suitable vaccine is available (see section on age specific recommendations). Younger people who are taking part in health and social care work as volunteers, interns or for the purposes of work experience, should make all efforts to avoid exposure to infection; vaccination would not normally be required.
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