As part of the JCVI Priority Group 6, the COVID-19 vaccine is now being offered to unpaid carers aged 16-64 who provide face-to-face care for someone else. Some carers may have already received appointment letters over the last few weeks, however the Scottish Government launched a new self-referral system for carers to register for the vaccine. For full eligibility details and to self-refer, carers can go to: www.nhsinform.scot/carersregister. Alternatively they can call the COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline on 0800 030 8013 to complete the registration from.
Please remember carers can still receive all types of support from local carer services. For more information please visit the carer pages on the NHSGGC website. To refer a carer to these services staff can call 0141 353 6504.