Include public transport workers in priority groups for covid 19 vaccination

Include public transport workers especially those who are in public facing roles to be included in one of the priority groups for vaccination.

12,231 Signatures

Status: Open
Opened: 30 Dec 2020, 10:58 a.m.
Last 24 hours signatures : 5
Estimated Final Signatures: 31,745

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2. UK COVID-19 vaccines delivery plan
11/01/2021 - Department of Health and Social Care
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4. Priority groups for coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination: advice from the JCVI, 2 December 2020
02/12/2020 - Department of Health and Social Care
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5. Vaccine update: issue 315, December 2020, COVID-19 special edition
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Recent Speeches related to Include public transport workers in priority groups for covid 19 vaccination

1. Covid-19 Vaccination Roll-out
11/01/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: [Relevant Documents: E-petition 564155, Prioritise COVID-19 vaccines for first responders (police, fire, ambulance) - Speech Link
2: considered e-petition 554316 relating to roll-out of covid-19 vaccinations.It is a pleasure to serve - Speech Link

2. Covid-19 Vaccine Roll-out
08/12/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: to receive a clinically authorised vaccine for covid-19. This marks the start of the NHS’s Herculean task - Speech Link
2: areas currently without a hospital hub will get one? When will local primary care network hubs be announced - Speech Link

3. Covid-19: Vaccinations
13/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: Speaker, I would like to make a Statement on the Covid-19 vaccine delivery plan. The plan, published today - Speech Link
2: everyone in the most vulnerable groups by the middle of next month. These are groups, it is worth reminding ourselves - Speech Link
3: was rapidly repurposed to develop a vaccine for Covid-19, and in April we provided £20 million of further - Speech Link
4: capabilities in this pandemic, it is one that we have never had before, but one that we can draw on today. So - Speech Link
5: on Vaccination and Immunisation to prioritise the first doses for as many people on the priority list - Speech Link
6: the United Kingdom, we have more than 2,700 vaccination sites up and running. There are three types of - Speech Link

4. Oral Answers to Questions
12/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: that the NHS began vaccinating patients against covid-19 on 8 December, at the start of the biggest immunisation - Speech Link

5. Covid-19 Update
04/02/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: at pace. With each vaccine we administer, we are one step closer to normal. As of today, we have vaccinated - Speech Link
2: this House are playing our part in the national vaccination effort. Today, we published a new resource for - Speech Link
3: to offer the vaccine to the four most vulnerable groups by 15 February. We now have over 400 million doses - Speech Link
4: should take up the offer, because we know that around one in three people with coronavirus has no symptoms - Speech Link
5: Mr Speaker, you and I together visited the new Covid testing site in Parliament which offers all those - Speech Link
6: care workers. Can the Minister advise the House how many people in the priority vaccine groups have refused - Speech Link

6. Early Years Settings: Covid-19
12/01/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: That this House has considered the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on early years settings.It is - Speech Link

7. Vaccine Roll-out
21/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: we know that we have a way out, which is our vaccination programme. Thanks to the hard work of so many - Speech Link
2: vaccine, and I absolutely salute them all. They include my Westminster office manager, Iona Cullen-Stephenson - Speech Link

8. Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (Self-Isolation and Linked Households) (England) Regulations 2020
07/01/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: than a million people in Britain infected with Covid. A third are asymptomatic, and most are highly infectious - Speech Link
2: since Christmas Day, the NHS has had 5,000 more Covid in-patients, equivalent to filling 10 hospitals - Speech Link
3: of eligible people apply for and receive the £500 one-off grant for self-isolation?To improve the - Speech Link

9. Covid-19
12/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: to move,That this House has considered covid-19.Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker, for your - Speech Link
2: giving way; I know he will want to make progress. One group is further away from receiving a vaccine: undergraduates - Speech Link
3: the clinical advice of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, which, as he will appreciate - Speech Link
4: Office for National Statistics are stark: more than one in 50 of the UK population has the virus and an even - Speech Link

10. Covid-19: Road Map
23/02/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: doing all we can to protect our people against Covid. Today’s measures will apply in England, but we - Speech Link
2: these steps because of the resolve of the British public and the extraordinary success of our NHS in vaccinating - Speech Link
3: therefore no credible route to a zero-Covid Britain or indeed a zero-Covid world, and we cannot persist indefinitely - Speech Link
4: is a one-way road to freedom, and this journey is made possible by the pace of the vaccination programme - Speech Link

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Recent Questions related to Include public transport workers in priority groups for covid 19 vaccination
1. Coronavirus: Vaccination
asked by: Charlotte Nichols
26/01/2021
... if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of allowing (a) retail workers and (b) other workers in public facing roles to be prioritised for the covid-19 vaccine once everyone over the age of 50 has been offered it.

2. Coronavirus: Vaccination
asked by: Apsana Begum
15/01/2021
... Asian and minority groups who are at greater risk of covid-19 have not been included in the composition and order of priority of groups for covid-19 vaccinations.

3. Coronavirus: Vaccination
asked by: Olivia Blake
18/01/2021
... whether staff working with people who have been sleeping rough are in the top four priority groups to receive the covid-19 vaccine and included in the category of frontline health and social care workers.

4. Coronavirus: Vaccination
asked by: Lord Taylor of Warwick
26/11/2020
... they have to include teachers and school staff in priority groups for any potential COVID-19 vaccine.

5. Coronavirus: Vaccination
asked by: Baroness Hayman of Ullock
04/03/2021
...To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include family members of care home residents in Category 6 of their COVID-19 vaccination first phase priority groups.

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People who work in public transport come into contact with many people every day. It would therefore be sensible, to include them with the priority groups of people getting vaccinated against covid 19 first.


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Government Response

For phase I of the vaccine roll-out the key principles of advice by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation are to reduce mortality, to protect the health and care systems, and save lives.


The NHS has been working alongside its health and social care partners to ensure the vaccine can be administered safely and effectively as part of the largest vaccination programme undertaken in its history.

The government and the NHS are working hard to ensure everyone who is 70 and over, our health and social care workers and the clinically extremely vulnerable are offered the vaccine by mid-February. Over 7.4 million people across the UK have now received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and nearly half a million have received their second dose. There are now over 2700 sites across the United Kingdom (UK) already offering vaccines to those at risk by age and clinical priority. The network will continue to expand and evolve as we progress the deployment in the months ahead. We will expand the programme so all adults can be vaccinated by the autumn.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) is the independent medical and scientific expert body which advises the UK Government on prioritisation for all vaccines. The committee’s membership is made up of practising clinicians and individuals from academia who have considered and continue to consider the impact of Covid-19 and population prioritisation as new data emerges.
For phase one of the vaccine roll-out, the underlying principles at the forefront of the advice by the JCVI are; to reduce mortality, to protect the health and social care systems, and to save lives. Given the current epidemiological situation in the UK, all evidence indicates that the best option for preventing mortality in the initial phase of the programme is to directly protect persons most at risk. Having identified age as being the biggest determining factor to increased mortality, vaccinations have been prioritised to care home residents and staff and those over 80, followed by health and social care workers, then to the rest of the population in order of age and clinical risk factors. Any public transport worker who is identified as being in one of the at-risk cohorts will be contacted by the NHS at the appropriate time based on JCVI advice.

The JCVI continues to review its advice to the government based on the live data it receives. Whilst phase one is currently aimed at reducing mortality based on age and clinical risk factors, phase two may be aimed at vaccinating those at high risk of exposure and/or those delivering key public services. Further data will confirm the next steps going forward and the Department of Health and Social Care will listen carefully to the independent experts and work closely with its partners to best implement this.

The government is working hard to ensure everyone who has been clinically prioritised to receive a vaccine will have access to a vaccine as soon as possible.

Finally, we thank all the key workers in public transport for the incredible work that they have been doing throughout the pandemic, and we give our assurances that we are working hard to ensure everyone who has been clinically prioritised to receive a vaccine will have access to a vaccine as soon as possible.

Department of Health and Social Care