Over 98% of care home residents vaccinated

Published: Monday 1st March 2021

Care home COVID vaccine roll-out ramps up

Latest figures show that over 98% of Agincare’s care home residents have now received a first COVID-19 vaccination.

Vaccinations for care home teams are over 72%, and are at 69% for 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.

We are continuing to work very closely with our wider health care partners, and are confident progress is being made every single day. 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 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

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

COVID vaccine prioritisation

Prioritisation is based on age and risk as follows:

  • Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
  • All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
  • All those 75 years of age and over
  • All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
  • All those 65 years of age and over
  • All individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
  • All those 60 years of age and over
  • All those 55 years of age and over
  • All those 50 years of age and over