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Care home bosses jumping ahead of elderly for Covid vaccine – The Times

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/coronavirus-care-home-bosses-accused-of-jumping-ahead-of-the-elderly-nfxcl923s

Care home executives, NHS staff working from home and members of the public are jumping the queue for coronavirus vaccinations.

The joint committee on vaccination and immunisation (JCVI) prioritisation list begins with “residents in a care home for older adults and their carers”, followed by over-eighties and frontline health and social care workers.

Jonathan Ball, professor of molecular virology at the University of Nottingham, said one of his family members, an NHS administrator working from home, had been offered a vaccine at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

“It makes sense to protect frontline workers, but we need to define this group of important workers very carefully if we are to get the most out of an initially limited supply of Covid vaccines,” he said.

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