Message to voluntary sector, in particular Carers Support Groups, from the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group
We will soon be starting to offer COVID-19 vaccinations to people who fall into Priority Group Six based on the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation’s (JCVI) advice regarding prioritisation for the COVID-19 vaccine, which includes adult carers of elderly or disabled people.
We are writing to ask you to share the following important information with your network of carers in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
How can I get my COVID-19 vaccination as a carer?
If you are already registered as a carer on your GP Practice record, then you do not have to do anything. You will be contacted when it is your turn to book an appointment to have your vaccination.
If you are not yet registered as a carer on your GP Practice record, you need to either be in receipt of a Carer’s Allowance, and/or be the sole or primary carer of an elderly or disabled person who is at increased risk of COVID-19 mortality and therefore clinically vulnerable. If you meet these criteria, then please contact your GP to ask them to update your record. You will then be contacted when it is your turn to book an appointment to have your vaccination.
Please note: you will need to be aged 16 or over for the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine, or 18 or over for the Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccine, to receive a vaccination.
If you require any further information about the COVID-19 vaccination programme or have any queries, please email the vaccinations team on firstname.lastname@example.org.