Parent carers added to Covid-19 vaccine priority list across the UK

Parent carers added to Covid-19 vaccine priority list across the UK

Posted On: 15/02/2021 Recently Posted!

The government's vaccine committee has revised its recommendations to include unpaid carers in the vaccine priority list.

Contact.org have reported that the government's vaccine committee 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: It is not yet clear when unpaid carers will be offered the vaccine.

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Contact.org has also supplied an FAQ page in regards to the vaccine which you may find helpful:

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