As of today (Monday 15th February) family and other unpaid carers will be included in the next phase of the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine, and will begin to be called forward for their first jab.

Family carers are in cohort 6 of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation’s (JCVI) priority list for the vaccination.  The JCVI recognised that where the main carer for an older or disabled person falls ill with COVID-19, the welfare of the person they care for would be at serious risk.

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