NHS front office staff who do not communicate with patients will receive the vaccine at a later point in time.
Health service administrators in Glasgow along with those aged between 80 and with medical conditions will be vaccinated at the Louisa Jordan Hub soon.
One member of the public, who asked not to be called, said her sister, who works in a back office and “has absolutely nothing to do with Covid patients,” is among those who will be invited to the center next week, along with office colleagues.
She trusts in the government’s decision to prioritize frontline NHS workers, but she found it unbelievable that the government will vaccinate all NHS staff instead of talented people like our father.
Adding the lack of vaccinated GPs would delay deployment of Covid vaccines for over eighty-somethings.
Owing to the issue of primary care doctors who have yet to obtain their first dose of the vaccine, there is concern this rollout may be postponed.
There was also anger for thousands of NHS employees who queued for hours at Glasgow Royal Infirmary for their vaccines on Tuesday after a shortage of vaccinators led to a number of appointments being cancelled earlier in the day.
While the Health Authority said that workers who missed their scheduled appointment will be vaccinated by the end of this week, it heard from staff such as those with heart issues and diabetes who struggled to rebook online and telephone systems.
In the NHS Louisa Jordan based in Warren County, Ohio.
The national guidance from the United Kingdom The JCVI recommends that health and social care staff have a high priority for vaccination, particularly those who work in hospice care and those who are part of the Covid 19 vaccination program.
It notes that the focus within the health and social care workers should include those who are “at high risk of acquiring an infection, at high individual risk of developing a serious illness, or at risk of transmitting an infection to multiple vulnerable individuals or other personnel in a health care setting.”
Scottish Labour Health Spokesperson Monica Lennon notes that all NHS workers need to understand the implementation of a vaccine and why it is necessary.
“The Health Secretary will need to explain why frontline staff have not been given equal priority to non-patient facing staff.”
“Communication with staff needs to be improved so that everyone can be confident that the vaccine rollout is happening effectively.”
“Health authorities are aware of the need to work within the nationally agreed priority plan to manage the distribution of vaccine supplies,” a Scottish official said.
“This rightly includes a small number of support staff such as cleaners, porters, secretaries and receptionists who have contact with patients and clinical staff in COVID-19 red pathways and as part of vaccination teams.”
NHS Scotland has yet to respond to a request for comment.
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To date, 113,459 people in Scotland have been given the latest Oxford vaccine, with the first vaccines with the new Pfizer vaccine planned for Tuesday.
Nicola Sturgeon reported that the new vaccination policy for elderly care homes would account for more than a quarter of deaths from the vaccine last week.
All those over 80 will be invited to be vaccinated in the coming weeks, mainly via their primary care physician’s office, with 1100 vaccination sites scheduled to be up and running by next week.
Ms. Sturgeon encouraged people to be patient because they can take some time before they hear back.
She said, “Don’t worry if you haven’t received a call or letter yet—we will match your application to the supply and will get to you soon. Our goal is to have everyone over 80 years old receive their subsidy.”