Covid-19 vaccination information for carers
Please see below latest government information for Covid-19 vaccinations from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). The following information is to provide clear guidence on the priority lists for the rollout of the vaccine vaccine vaccine
Unpaid carers are classed in Priority Group 6 if they are in receipt of a carer's allownace, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill. To ensure you are contacted for a Covid 19 vaccine you will need to contact your GP and ask to be registered as an unpaid carer.
For more information on the Pfizer Vaccination click HERE
For more information on the Oxford Vaccination click HERE
Call for People Aged 70 And Over To Contact NHS For A Covid-19 Jab
People aged 70 and over who have not yet been vaccinated against Covid-19 and who would like to be are now being asked to contact the NHS to arrange a jab.
Until now the NHS has asked people to wait until they are contacted to help ensure that those who are most vulnerable are protected first - and that remains the case for most people.
However, to ensure absolutely everyone is offered the vaccine, people aged 70 and over can now contact the NHS so they can be vaccinated by the middle of this month.
The easiest way to arrange a vaccination is through the national booking service which can be accessed at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination.
The system allows patients to choose a time slot and location that suits them.
Anyone unable to book online can call 119 free of charge, anytime between 7am and 11pm seven days a week.
If a suitable and convenient slot is not available people can also call their GP practice.