NHS England will pay an additional supplement of £10 per dose on top of the item of service fee for all vaccines delivered in a care home setting, following the authorisation of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.
The supplement is applicable where the first dose is delivered before the end of January 2021. All local COVID vaccination services are asked to prioritise wherever possible care home residents and care home staff to ensure this priority group are vaccinated against the coronavirus as quickly as possible.
Updated JCVI guidance is available relating to the dose interval for the second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. This should now be scheduled for after three weeks but before 12 weeks after the first dose, and that the second dose no longer needs to be held in storage..
The LVS SOP will be updated shortly to reflect the addition of Astra Zeneca and the change to the second dose.
A webinar takes place on Tuesday 5 January 2021, 5-6pm, to provide further updates on the COVID-19 vaccine roll out. To join, visit FutureNHS.