COVID-19 Vaccination: Guide for Employers
The CIPD has updated this guidance, highlighting the announcement on 29 November from the JCVI that all those aged over 18 will be offered booster jabs, prioritised according to age and being in an at risk group. This includes:
People who live and work in care home.
Frontline health and social care workers.
People aged 16 and over who are at higher risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19 themselves or who are a main carer for someone at high risk .
People aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis).
Any severely immunosuppressed people should be offered a fourth dose as a booster. Pregnant women who are in one of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.
The minimum gap between receiving a second vaccine dose and booster will be cut to three months.
In accordance with advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) all 12 to 17 year olds in the UK are being offered two doses of a COVID vaccine.
The guidance goes on to address issues such as managing vaccinated employees, vaccination policies and planning for different groups of employees. It is available in full here.
CIPD November 2021