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Carers UK Forum • Carers UK info on vaccine
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Carers UK info on vaccine

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:52 pm
by Melly1
Understandably, the vaccine is causing folk a lot of anxiety and the information seems to be ever changing.

This info is from the main website https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advic ... ccine-faqs and was updated on 1st March .

Melly1

Re: Carers UK info on vaccine

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:54 pm
by bowlingbun
I do not undestand why "private carers" are in group 2, but unpaid family carers are in Group 6?

I would like CUK to explain this!

Re: Carers UK info on vaccine

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:29 pm
by susieq
bowlingbun wrote:
Sun Jan 17, 2021 4:54 pm
I do not undestand why "private carers" are in group 2, but unpaid family carers are in Group 6?

I would like CUK to explain this!
Probably because "private carers" and "care workers" are likely to be caring for a number of different people on any given day, unlike family carers who are, generally, caring for one family member in an already shielded situation.

Unfortunately CUK does not make government policy and is not a clairvoyant organisation so I doubt they can satisfactorily explain the reasoning behind the different groups !

Re: Carers UK info on vaccine

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:42 pm
by bowlingbun
I wasn't suggesting that CUK was blessed with clairvoyance.
It's a matter of equal treatment.

I just feel that right through this pandemic family carers haven't had fair treatment.
If we do the same "job" we should be entitled to the same treatment.
If family carers get ill, the consequences for some of our carees will be serious.

Re: Carers UK info on vaccine

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:20 am
by Jason_20121
So im confused as ive had conflicting info given to me. Basically I just want to know what vaccine code / category i fall into?

Im a sole parent of 4 with no network support at all, my 6 yr old is severely disabled so I am legally his carer being registered with Carers Hub & Carers UK, we also have a social worker.

Initially I was told that I would be towards the top maybe category 2. But I phoned my GP & they said I was uncoded as of yet so wouldnt be in the 2nd stage, which annoyed me.

My concern is im a sole parent to my 4 kids ages 16, 9, 6 & 4, as said my 6 yr old is disabled & my fear is if I get Covid then who will care for my children?

Ive seen on another post here that "Family Carers" are in category 6 which is a long way off........Can anyone help me with this at all??

Re: Carers UK info on vaccine

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:54 am
by Melly1
Hi Jason,

I understand your concerns, many of us have dependents relying on us and are anxious about what would happen if we fell sick.

It is my understanding that you are in category 6. However, the government are constantly revising the categories so this may change.

Melly1

Re: Carers UK info on vaccine

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:14 am
by Adam_2101
Hi everyone. I understand unpaid carers, which includes my wife and I, are placed in Group 6 of the Vaccine rollout. What I need some advice on understanding please, is how do we get called for this? How will people know to call us forward for our vaccine? I spoke with my GP yesterday about it and he said all letters are being sent out to people via NHS England, the GP prqctice having nothing to do with it? So, how will NHS England know who the carers are and be able to contact us?

Thanks.

Adam

Re: Carers UK info on vaccine

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:27 am
by Melly1
That's a very good question, Adam. I will ask Carers UK admin.

Melly1

Re: Carers UK info on vaccine

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:46 am
by Adam_2101
Thanks Melly1!

Re: Carers UK info on vaccine

Posted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:11 pm
by Karen_170812345
My Mum was discharged from hospital into a care home as she was assessed and at the moment needs nursing care. She had dementia. The care home residents and staff received their vaccines today. Some members of staff refused the vaccine. The text message I got was “all those who wanted the vaccine were vaccinated”. Any info on this. As an end user do we have the right to refuse care from a person who refuses the vaccine. I certainly wouldn’t go to a dentist that wasn’t vaccinated against COVID. Not sure how I stand or even how I feel about the situation.
Confused Karen