ALL frontline social care workers in South Craven and across North Yorkshire are being urged to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

The county council says that whilst the vaccination take-up rate among care staff in North Yorkshire is above the 66 per cent national average, authority bosses are keen for all those fronting-up the fight to get the jab – including people working for private providers and day services, in domiciliary care and as personal assistants.

Rachel Bowes, the county council’s assistant director for care and support, said: “We have been working hard to support frontline social care workers across North Yorkshire to access the Covid-19 vaccine roll-out and we are making good progress, but we need all staff to be vaccinated.

“If you are a frontline social care worker and you have not yet had your vaccine or do not have an appointment to be vaccinated, I would urge you to arrange a booking as soon as possible.

“Frontline care workers are a priority group for vaccination and it is essential we do all we can to keep ourselves, our families and those we care for as safe as possible – and getting vaccinated is one way of doing that.”

The national vaccine booking system has been opened-up to frontline social care staff and can be accessed at