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UK: Carers now included in Group 6 for Vaccine

Discussion in 'Epidemics (including Covid-19)' started by Maria1, Jan 30, 2021.

  1. Maria1

    Maria1 Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I’m not really posting for discussion but more for information as I don’t think people know about it. We certainly didn’t.

    My daughter just found out that unpaid carers are now in Group 6 for the Covid 19 vaccination.

    Only your GP won’t know you’re a carer unless you notify them.

    My daughter emailed our GP practice to say she gets Carers Allowance and request they put her in Group 6 which they did the same day.

    The guidance on Gov.UK now says:

    At the same time as the adults under 65 years with long term conditions the vaccine will also be offered to:

    • adults who provide regular care for an elderly or disabled person’
    Seems sensible!
  2. Kitty

    Kitty Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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