Unpaid carers have begun to be called forward for their first jab of the Covid vaccine.

Anyone in Worcestershire already identified as a carer in their GP records, or in receipt of Carer's Allowance, or those already known to be carers will be automatically invited for a vaccination in the next few weeks. All carers currently on Worcestershire Association of Carers register will be contacted by the Worcestershire County Council offering a priority booking for a Covid-19 vaccination.

However, with an estimated 63,000+ carers in Worcestershire, there are still many people at risk of missing out because their carer status is unknown to services.

If you are a carer, please complete the short form HERE to ensure you are offered the priority Covid vaccination.

This opportunity is open to any adult carer, aged 19 and over, who is eligible for carer’s allowance, or are the sole or primary carer of an elderly, disabled or other person who is at increased risk of COVID-19 mortality and therefore clinically vulnerable.

Those clinically vulnerable to COVID-19 include:

- Children with severe neuro-disabilities

- Those who are designated Clinically Extremely vulnerable (CEV)

- Adults who have underlying health conditions

- Those who need care because of advanced age.

 

You will need to have two doses of the Covid vaccine to give you the best protection. The second vaccine is given 12 weeks after the first.

There is a chance you might still get or spread coronavirus even if you have the vaccine, so this means it is important to continue following government guidance regarding social distancing and wearing a face covering.

 

For more information on the Covid vaccine click HERE.

For updated Covid information click HERE.