Eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine (FOI)
Eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 03 December 2021.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Are seasonal workers in Jersey eligible for vaccines in Jersey?
If so, what is the eligibility criteria for this?
If so, and they are not included in Island census figures, is it possible to easily tell how many seasonal workers have been vaccinated? Either figures or an estimate?
If it is relatively easy, how many?
Seasonal workers are eligible for vaccines in Jersey. Eligibility is the same as for other islanders, determined by JCVI (Joint Committee on Vaccines and Immunisations) guidance, MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) regulation and Jersey Public Health policies.
Following an extensive review of systems, it has been concluded that the information on vaccination status, as requested, is not held in recorded form. To answer the request, the data would need to be extracted from various sources and manipulated, aside from taking more than the prescribed 12.5 hours to do that work, the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 does not require a Scheduled Public Authority to manipulate data in order to provide a response. Article 16 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has therefore been applied.
Please see response to question (2).
Article 16 - A scheduled public authority may refuse to supply information if cost excessive
(1) A scheduled public authority that has been requested to supply information may refuse to supply the information if it estimates that the cost of doing so would exceed an amount determined in the manner prescribed by Regulations.