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Unpaid carers and COVID-19 vaccination - policy briefing

01 February 2021

***POLICY BRIEFING UPDATED ON 1ST FEBRUARY 2021***

On 30th December 2020, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) published updated advice which recommends that carers who are in receipt of Carer’s Allowance or are the main carer of  an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer contracted COVID should be included in Priority 6.

Carers UK has been campaigning for unpaid carers to be included in the priority lists for the COVID-19 vaccine in the same way that they are for the flu jab. We warmly welcomed their inclusion and the alignment with the COVID-19 Green Book on vaccination information for health professionals.

We have produced a briefing which sets out the position in more detail, and which explores our recommendations for deployment of the vaccine to unpaid carers in more detail.

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