Carers prioritised for COVID vaccine
This information is important for carers who want to know when they will receive their COVID-19 vaccine.
Unpaid carers under the age of 65 are being prioritised in Group 6 – alongside those under 65 with underlying health conditions – for the vaccine.
Carers aged 65 and above will be able to access the vaccine earlier under the previous priority groupings.
This prioritisation recognises the important role carers play in supporting those they care for and the health and social care system.
Timescales for carers and others to receive the vaccine will become clearer as more people are given the vaccine. The Government will continue to monitor vaccine data and approvals and update their advice where necessary.
To be able to receive the vaccine as a carer, you need to make sure the GP practice is aware that you are caring for someone by contacting us to let us know this, ideally by email or through online consultation on our website if available so that when we reach Group 6 you will be contacted to have your vaccination.
For young carers aged 16-18, again, please let our GP practice know if we do not already. We can only give the Pfizer vaccine to people aged 16-18, so if you are in this age group please make sure you are booked on a session that is giving the Pfizer vaccine.
Please see the Government's priority groupings for the vaccination...