Covid-19 vaccination Booster for Carers

Are carers eligible for the Coronavirus vaccine booster?

 

Unpaid carers who were eligible in Group 6 for the spring vaccination are eligible for the booster vaccine.

 

For more information on the booster programme please visit the government webpage. 

 

How will the Booster Programme work?

Those who were in Priority Groups 1 – 9 in the first phase of the vaccine programme, including:

  • unpaid carers aged 16 and over

  • all adults over 50 years old

  • adults aged 16-49 who are in an influenza or Coronavirus at risk group

will be offered a ‘booster’ vaccine no earlier than 6 months after their second dose.

Unpaid carers who were identified during the first phase of the vaccination roll out (identified through entitlement to Carer’s Allowance, GP records, or receiving support from a Local Authority and/or Carer Support Organisation), will be called by the NHS Call and Recall service for booster vaccinations.

Please visit the Carers Trust Website here where you will find more questions and answers.

 Sutton Carers Centre is working with London Borough of Sutton and the local Clinical Commissioning Group to identify how we can help Adult an Young Adult Carers access their Booster.  

The Booster vaccine is offered 6 months after your 2nd dose.  If you haven't been contacted by text or letter after 6 months has elapsed please call us  on 020 8296 5611 and one of our colleagues will assist you in accessing your booster.