Although social care workers are allowed to receive the Covid vaccine, some professionals in the field are not currently eligible, such as teachers, nursery/preschool staff and unpaid carers.

Here's a break down of exactly who can get the jab:

Social care

  • Care worker
  • Personal Assistant
  • Rehabilitation, reablement, enablement worker
  • Shared lives Carer
  • Team leader or supervisor
  • Specialist coordinator, such as Dementia or end of life care coordinator
  • Housing support
  • Social care prescriber/Care Navigator
  • Welfare rights
  • Employment advisor
  • Cook or Kitchen assistant
  • Housekeeping or domestic worker
  • Driver
  • Maintenance
  • Social worker
  • Approved Mental Health Professionals
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Nurse including nursing associate
  • Counsellor

Frontline health care 

  • Doctors
  • Dentists
  • Midwives
  • Nurses
  • Paramedics and ambulance staff
  • Pharmacists
  • Optometrists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physiotherapists and radiographers
  • 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
  • Receptionists, ward clerks, porters and cleaners.
  • Laboratory and pathology staff

The first four priority groups can receive their vaccinations.

These are:

  1. Residents in a care home for older adults and staff working in care homes for older adults
  2. All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
  3. All those 75 years of age and over
  4. All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals (not including those under 16 years of age)