Carers urged to get COVID-19 booster now

Posted by on December 31, 2021 in Active & Supportive Communities, Care Act, Information & Advice | 0 comments

All unpaid carers, care home and homecare workers are being urged to get boosted now against COVID-19 to protect the most vulnerable this winter.

This follows the publication of the Vivaldi 3 study, which adds further evidence to the importance of a booster vaccine for both carers and care home residents.

All carers and recipients of care are being offered priority access at vaccine sites. Where operationally viable, NHS England has requested that vaccination centres offer priority access for frontline staff, including unpaid carers and social care staff, which includes access to queue management and priority lines. This makes it as easy as possible for anyone who is receiving or giving care, whether paid or unpaid, to get their booster this winter.

Staff may be asked to show a valid ID for priority access. Unpaid carers can use a letter issued to the care sector as proof of ID.

Vaccination sites are also making reasonable adjustments for pregnant women, the clinically vulnerable, including those with learning disabilities and autism and severe mental illness, as well as for their carers.


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