Walk-in vaccine clinic for care home staff

Date published: 08 September 2021

A walk-in vaccine clinic for care home staff will take place in Rochdale on Thursday 9 September.

The clinic at Carders Court Care Home on Ivor Street in Castleton is providing both first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccination throughout the afternoon, and no appointment is needed.

From 11 November 2021, all care home workers, and anyone entering a care home, will need to be fully vaccinated, unless they are exempt under the regulations.

Care home workers must have received their first dose of the vaccine by Thursday 16 September in order to be fully vaccinated by the time the new regulations come into force.

The regulations will apply to all workers employed directly by the care home or care home provider (on a full-time or part-time basis), those employed by an agency and deployed by the care home, and volunteers deployed in the care home.

Those coming into care homes to do other work, for example healthcare workers, tradespeople, hairdressers and beauticians, and CQC inspectors will also have to follow the new regulations, unless they have a medical exemption.


Poster with information for the walk-in clinic


Anyone entering the care home for emergency assistance for an incident there, or in relation to an incident in a neighbouring building, will not need to show proof of vaccination or medical exemption. This also includes urgent maintenance work in the event of a risk to life or continuity of care.

Friends, family (who also may be unpaid carers) and essential care givers will not need to show proof of vaccination or medical exemption.

Minister for Care, Helen Whately said: “People working in care homes have played an incredibly important role throughout the pandemic caring for those most at risk from this terrible virus.

“I want to take this opportunity to urge everyone working in social care to take up the jab if they haven’t already to protect those they care for, themselves and those they work alongside.”

The walk-in clinic at Carders Court takes place 1.30pm-4pm, Thursday 9 September.

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