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Carers UK Forum • BOOSTER JAB FOR CEV PEOPLE AND FOR THOSE WHO CARE FOR THEM
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BOOSTER JAB FOR CEV PEOPLE AND FOR THOSE WHO CARE FOR THEM

Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 5:30 pm
by ROBERTA_2012
This will be a lengthy post. I received a text from NHS this morning for my 87 year old CEV husband to have his booster jab. I am his full time and only carer. I rang 119 and spoke to a very pleasant lady who informed me, after I asked her, that I could NOT be given the booster jab together with my husband. She advised that I speak with our Surgery. I sent them an email. The response was short and sweet: "Unfortunately this new service of the COVID booster is out of our control and we are not dealing with this I'm afraid".IS this the truth??? How can I ascertain that my Surgery is in fact giving me the correct information?? Can anybody answer me this question please???

Copied and pasted from the Gov't website : NOTE THE GRAMMAR HERE! "MAY" is hypothetical! "May". Why "May"??? I qualify for all 4 points stated below.
Carers.
You may be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine if any of the following apply:

you are a main carer for someone at high risk from COVID-19
your GP record shows you are a carer
you get a Carer's Allowance or other support following an assessment by your local authority" This is the link https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavir ... e-vaccine/

Now. 1)If yours truly becomes ill, WHO will care for my vulnerable husband? 2) Why on earth is it so darned difficult to grasp this? 3) I come under category 4.
I was told this by my Surgery way back but made such a fuss that an appointment WAS FOUND for me! I too was double vaccinated pretty quickly.
That is my rant everyone!
I am NOT a happy bunny! The whole system is shambolic.
Any suggestions would be most appreciated.
Stay safe.

Re: BOOSTER JAB FOR CEV PEOPLE AND FOR THOSE WHO CARE FOR THEM

Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 7:17 pm
by Melly1
Hi Roberta,

The 'may' is in connection re carers having the first two doses of vaccine. It isn't used in connection to the booster jab.
Who can get a COVID-19 booster vaccine

Booster vaccine doses will be available on the NHS for people most at risk from COVID-19 who have already had 2 doses of a vaccine.

This includes:

people aged 50 and over
people who live and work in care homes
frontline health and social care workers
people aged 16 and over with a health condition that puts them at high risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19
carers aged 16 and over
people aged 16 and over who live with someone who is more likely to get infections (such as someone who has HIV, has had a transplant or is having certain treatments for cancer, lupus or rheumatoid arthritis)
People who are pregnant and in 1 of the eligible groups can also get a booster dose.
Did you have your first vaccination at the same time as your husband?

You will be called for your booster, but it won't be until 6 months after you had your second dose.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavir ... r-vaccine/

Carers Uk information on the booster https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advic ... ccine-faqs

Melly1