COVID-19 Vaccinations for Health, Social Care and Care Home Staff
Local health, social care and care home staff across Forth Valley can arrange to receive the COVID-19 vaccine during the first phase of the national COVID-19 vaccination programme which runs from 8th December 2020 to the end of February 2021. However, frontline health and care staff working in patient facing roles will be given prioritised appointments.
The following leaflets provide more information about the vaccine and why it is important for health and social care staff to be immunised.
- Important information leaflet for Healthcare workers
- Important information leaflet for Social Care workers
- What to expect after the COVID-19 vaccine
To request a new appointment or reschedule an existing appointment please complete and submit the form below. If your second vaccination appointment was originally scheduled to take place in January or February then staff will contact you to reschedule this and you do not need to call or email.
As you need two doses of the vaccine you will be given two appointments up to 12 weeks apart. You must attend your second vaccination on the date given to help ensure longer-term protection.
Once your appointment has been arranged, if possible, please could you download, print and complete the Immunisation Consent form, and bring it with you to your first appointment along with your staff ID badge.
Any person with a history of a significant allergic reaction to a vaccine, medicine or food (such as previous history of anaphylactoid reaction or those who have been advised to carry an adrenaline autoinjector) should not receive the Pfizer BioNtech vaccine. These staff will be offered the AstraZeneca vaccine when it is available to Occupational Health.
Neither vaccine is suitable for women who are pregnant or planning to get pregnant within 2 months of the 2nd dose. Find out more.
Vaccination Clinic Locations
For care home, social care, pharmacy, dental and optometry staff
These will be held on the ground floor of the hospital near the Pharmacy Department off the main atrium and will take place between 8.30am and 7.30pm Monday to Sunday. To help reduce traffic through the hospital you will be asked to enter via a side door to the right of the main entrance, around the corner from Starbucks.
For NHS, Serco and GP Practice staff
These will be held in the Learning and Education centre on the third floor of the hospital and the Occupational Health Department on the second floor of the hospital.
- Vaccine deployment plan 2021 (Scottish Government, 14th Jan 2021)
- Dosage Schedule Question and Answers: Health and Social Care Professionals (Scottish Gov, 13th Jan 2021)
- Letter from the Chief Medical Officer updating on the vaccination programme (Scottish Gov, 1st Jan 2021)
- Letter to the profession from the UK Chief Medical Officers regarding the UK COVID-19 vaccination programmes (UK Gov, 31st Dec 2020)
- Statement from the UK Chief Medical Officers on the prioritisation of first doses of COVID-19 vaccines (UK Gov, 30th Dec 2020)
- First Minister’s statement (Scottish Gov, 30th Dec 2020)
- Approval for new COVID-19 vaccine (Scottish Gov, 30th Dec 2020)
If you have an enquiry related to COVID-19 vaccinations, please visit www.nhsinform.scot/covid19vaccine or call the Scottish COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline on 0800 030 8013 (available 8am–8pm 7 days a week).
- those delivering the vaccination programme
- frontline health and social care staff
- older residents in care homes
- care home staff
- all those aged 80 and over
You can read the JCVI advice on priority groups here.