97% of care home residents fully vaccinated

Published: Tuesday 15th June 2021

Care home COVID vaccine roll-out ramps up

Latest figures show that 97% of Agincare’s care home residents have now received both doses of Covid vaccination.

85% of care home workers have been vaccinated and 82% of home care (including extra care) workers, with more and more team members being vaccinated every day.

We welcome the latest figures and are working daily with local authorities and NHS teams to ensure remaining and new care home residents are vaccinated as soon as they are able, as well as remaining care workers as quickly as possible.

Image of care home resident vaccinated

Agincare Homes Holdings Chief Operating Officer Tim Buckley said about care home vaccination:

Having nearly all our residents and care team members vaccinated feels like such a positive step forward for all us, with the prospect of brighter days ahead. All we want to do is give our residents a safe and happy home, including welcoming visits from family and friends with fewer restrictions.

 

We are very pleased with the positive response by our care teams and residents to the vaccination programme, especially as there’s now very strong indications that the vaccine will cut the risk of transmission of the virus too.

The rollout is subject to local variations and conditions out of our control but we are actively supporting the process in different ways, both in support functions and local operations. We’re also feeding back to Government via our professional associations and networks.

When did care workers start receiving the COVID vaccine?

COVID vaccinations started in December 2020 with some of our care home teams being the first in Dorset to receive the vaccine.

Care home visits

We know that visiting your loved one in a care or nursing home is important to you and them. It’s important to us too, and we are passionate about making care home visits happen.

We are working with families and carers to carry out risk assessments for each individual circumstance to find safe solutions and welcome visits where possible. Calling the care home is the best way to discuss what a visit might look like for your situation right now.

Staying safe and well during the pandemic

We are working tirelessly to ensure all care workers, residents and clients remain as safe and well as possible during the pandemic.