NHS England operational guidance: vaccination of frontline health workers

Further information on COVID 19 vaccinations

Covid-19 vaccine

NHS England has today, 7 January, published Operational guidance: vaccination of frontline health and social care workers.

This confirms that by mid-January NHS Trusts will establish ‘hospital hubs’ and will be the default provider of Covid-19 vaccinations for “all healthcare and social care workers”. This includes frontline staff in primary eye care settings.

At this stage:

  • Employed staff do not need to take any further action
  • Employers should read Appendix 1 section 5: “HR, Staff Engagement and Communications” and do what they can to support staff with questions they might have and to help coordinate efforts where contacted to do so.

All optical sector bodies are working together to support this effort and will keep you up to date with developments.