Members of the Worcestershire Association of Carers are being contacted by the Worcestershire County Council offering a priority booking for a Covid-19 vaccination.
Worcestershire Association of Carers Covid-19 Announcement.
Carers added to Covid vaccine priority list.
New Covid vaccination advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) published last week (30th December 2020) has revised its recommendations to include unpaid carers in the vaccine priority list.
It now recommends unpaid carers who get Carers Allowance or who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person 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 Six.
Receiving the Covid vaccine:
You will not need to ring your GP surgery to arrange having your vaccine - the NHS will contact you when it's your turn.
If you have not already registered with your GP as a carer, we suggest giving us a call on 0300 012 4272. We can advise you on the best steps to take to ensure you are on the priority list.
The quarterly Worcestershire Association of Carers magazine "The magazine for the county’s Carers" is available to download from their website.
Worcestershire County Council Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for unpaid carers.
For further Covid-19 Vaccinations, and ME/CFS news.
For Coronavirus (Covid-19) local vaccination information see the Worcestershire County Council news items, and for information specifically for people affected by ME/CFS see further posts on the blog.
Take care, and stay safe everyone.
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