Only young carers aged 16 and 17 can now register as unpaid carers for vaccination. This is because everyone over 30 who has not already been invited is now being scheduled for vaccination; and a self-registration service for everyone aged 18-29 has opened.
If you are aged 16 or 17 and provide vital face-to-face care and support for others and haven’t already been given an appointment, you are encouraged to register for the coronavirus vaccine through the national Covid-19 Helpline on 0800 030 8013 (available 8am – 8pm all week).
The National Carer Organisations have put together an FAQ document to answer questions about eligibility for the vaccine, and and what you can expect when you self-register. There is also information specifically for carers on the NHS Inform website.
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