Covid vaccine booster this autumn

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has confirmed that unpaid carers are among the groups that will be eligible for a Covid vaccine booster this autumn.

Eligible groups of unpaid carers include:

  • Unpaid carers who are eligible for Carer’s Allowance.
  • Unpaid carers aged 16-64 years who are the sole or primary carer of an older or disabled person who is at increased risk of COVID-19 mortality and therefore clinically vulnerable. (If you are aged 65 or above, you would be eligible on the grounds of your age.)

You may also be eligible for a Covid vaccine booster as part of a different group - check the government guidance for the full list.

If your GP practice doesn’t already know you’re a carer, we suggest that you contact them and ask them to put your caring status on your record. You can use our guidance to make your request.

Read our full update on who is eligible and our latest vaccine guidance.

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