Do you know someone who is an unpaid or family carer? Unpaid and family carers aged 16+ are on one of the priority lists for an early COVID-19 vaccination and vaccines for this group have already begun.
Many unpaid or family carers do not recognise their caring role. Please encourage any people that you support, colleagues, family members or neighbours you think might have caring responsibilities to register with Carers in Southampton as an unpaid or family carer to be in line to receive the vaccine, even if they are already registered with Carers in Southampton. They must be registered with a Southampton GP Practice.
They will need to tell Carers in Southampton they are a carer by completing a form here: www.carersinsouthampton.co.uk/covid19vaccine or by calling Freephone 0800 776 5217 (Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm) but please be aware that the phone lines are extremely busy.
It is also possible for people in receipt of a carers allowance to go online and book their vaccination at www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/, or call 119.
For more information about the vaccine and FAQs, visit: www.southamptoncityccg.nhs.uk/coronavirusvaccineupdate