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Covid vaccine priority - Carers UK Forum

Covid vaccine priority

Guidance on coronavirus and a place to share concerns and support
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Have just heard that Carers who get Carers allowance will be prioritised for the vaccine. But they describe it as main carers.

Anyone know what happens when a couple are caring for two people and only one person gers carers allowance?

Surely it should be based on being registered as a carer with the GP as then it encompasses all carers.
NOT AGAIN!!!

How many times do we have to be forgotten about in government directives before someone realises that there are pensioner carers who do NOT get Carers Allowance but may be caring for 168 hours a week!!

I'm beginning to get really depressed about my status as a non person.

My needs as a carer are supposed to be respected, I'm supposed to have a choice about when I do, and do not care for my son. Really important because of my health issues.
SSD never want to do what I want, but I'm repeatedly left with no alternative to care every time there's a muck up!
https://www.gov.uk/government/publicati ... -2020#fn:2


Phase 1 – direct prevention of mortality and supporting the NHS and social care system
JCVI advises that the first priorities for the COVID-19 vaccination programme should be the prevention of mortality and the maintenance of the health and social care systems. As the risk of mortality from COVID-19 increases with age, prioritisation is primarily based on age. The order of priority for each group in the population corresponds with data on the number of individuals who would need to be vaccinated to prevent one death, estimated from UK data obtained from March to June 2020 (see reference 3):

residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
all those 75 years of age and over
all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals[footnote 1]
all those 65 years of age and over
all individuals aged 16 years[footnote 2] to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality[footnote 3]
all those 60 years of age and over
all those 55 years of age and over
all those 50 years of age and over

Click on all individuals aged 16 years (footnote2)

and this comes up

This also includes those who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance,
or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill. ↩
Thanks for the info sunnydisposition.
Is there any information on how they will identify Carers, I don't receive any carers allowance as I also work full time.
I am registered with the GP surgery as carers for my parents but is there anything else I can do to make sure I am not missed.

Thanks
When the person you care for gets the call/letter. You can then request to attend the appointment as the same time. Stating as you have said
YOU CARE FOR YOUR PARENTS
i am a full time disabled carer for my wife but a bit confused where we come into this list of priorities for the COVID-19 vaccination programme as we are both under 75 but both have issues with poor health and extremely vulnerable

so with this all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals


all individuals aged 16 years[footnote 2] to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality

so would we come into cat 4 or cat 6 of vaccination programme

thanks for your advice
sunnydisposition wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:16 am
When the person you care for gets the call/letter. You can then request to attend the appointment as the same time. Stating as you have said
YOU CARE FOR YOUR PARENTS
Useful to know, my father 91 and mother 71 so my father should be quite imminent so hopefully I can do this and get it sorted, will put my mind at rest slightly knowing we've all had it, hopefully as Boris said by Mid February.

The GP surgery weren't even aware of the change to include carers so hopefully the people I contact for the appointment are more well informed.
All correspondence for the time of your vaccine with come from the NHS i.e. your G.P. So I guess G.P. practises will decide on the information they hold on you and your wife. Which one of you goes first the other one can go at the same time.

It's very much a waiting game. Lets hope the role out gets on the way and gathers momentum.
Misty _2101 wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:42 am
sunnydisposition wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:16 am
When the person you care for gets the call/letter. You can then request to attend the appointment as the same time. Stating as you have said
YOU CARE FOR YOUR PARENTS
Useful to know, my father 91 and mother 71 so my father should be quite imminent so hopefully I can do this and get it sorted, will put my mind at rest slightly knowing we've all had it, hopefully as Boris said by Mid February.

The GP surgery weren't even aware of the change to include carers so hopefully the people I contact for the appointment are more well informed.
Yes quote the Government web site information on the link above.
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