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Details issued for occupational therapists to arrange COVID-19 vaccinations

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Details have been issued for independent practitioners and self-employed occupational therapists in England and Wales to arrange their COVID-19 vaccinations.

The Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) has published a list of regions that have made the vaccine available to OTs. The table also outlines who these professionals should contact, depending on where they live and work.

It noted that not all Clinical Commissioning Groups and Health Boards have the same policies on who they are offering the COVID-19 vaccine to.

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If you are an independent practitioner or self-employed occupational therapist living or working outside of these regions, you will find more information in our COVID-19 FAQs.

RCOT said that as soon as it receives more guidance from elsewhere in the UK, it will update its web page and share on social media.

The government has set a February 15 deadline for all frontline health can care workers, including occupational therapists, to receive the vaccine.

Last month, RCOT was awarded funding by the COVID-19 Healthcare Support Appeal (CHSA) to support members who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Grants of up to £2,500 are available for members who require further support following an application to UNISON’s ‘There for You’ funding, and for self-employed members ineligible for UNISON funding.

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