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  • Writer's pictureHealthwatch Portsmouth

Vaccinating unpaid carers

If you look after someone older or clinically vulnerable who couldn’t cope without your help you could be eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine as one of the next priority groups. We’re waiting to find out more details from government about how they’re defining people in this group. But if you receive carers allowance or you’re already registered with your GP as an unpaid carer then you will receive an invite to book a vaccination appointment. You don’t need to do anything now. If you don’t receive this allowance or your GP doesn’t know that you have this role, then you can contact the Portsmouth carers centre to let them know via email or by calling 023 9285 1864 if you can’t get online. They will be able to advise you on next steps once more information has been made available. We’ll also share further details on this once we have them.

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