Information on COVID-19 vaccinations can be found on Buckinghamshire Council’s website. You will receive the vaccine at either a GP Led Centre, a Pharmacy or a Mass Vaccination Centre.
The Joint Committee on vaccines has developed a priority list. This priority list is based on peoples risk of hospitalisation and death from COVID-19. As a result, carers are currently being vaccinated.
Unpaid carers eligible for the vaccine are those who are eligible for the carer’s allowance and if you are a carer for someone who is clinically extremely vulnerable. This also includes if you are caring for a child who is clinically extremely vulnerable.
There are several ways that you will be invited for your vaccine:
- If you receive Carers Allowance or are eligible to receive it, you will receive a letter from the NHS asking you to book through the National Booking System.
- Your GP.
The vaccination programme recognises that these two channels will not include all carers who are eligible. Buckinghamshire Council is working with Carers Bucks to identify unpaid carers who are:
- Not prioritised through the two routes above.
- Not known to either Carers Bucks or the Council.
They will be sending out emails or letters to all those under 70 years of age to ask permission to share their information with the NHS.
Therefore, if you are not registered with Carers Bucks, please register to ensure you get invited for a vaccine as soon as possible.