Carers prioritised for COVID vaccine
Information provided by Hillingdon Parent / Carer Forum.......
As a result of campaigning by charities including Contact, the government's vaccine committee (JCVI) has revised its recommendations to include unpaid carers in the vaccine priority list. It now recommends unpaid carers who get Carer's Allowance or who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person (child or adult) whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill should be prioritised alongside people with underlying health conditions.
This means unpaid carers are now in priority group 6.
Let your GP know now that you are a carer and ask if this could be registered on your medical record. All GP practices will have a carer registration form.
The priority groups 1 to 9 are listed in this document on page 10
and footnote 3 applies to people in priority 6 including "those who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill."