Carer charities across Cumbria have welcomed the inclusion of unpaid carers in the publication of new COVID vaccination advice issued on 31 December, from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
Mike Seaton from Carers Support Cumbria and Carer Support South Lakes says this means people who care for older, disabled and seriously ill relatives will be amongst the first to receive the COVID vaccination. It lists them as a priority six group, out of nine, although some carers will also meet the criteria of those classed as needing the vaccination more urgently. That includes care home residents and staff, front line health and social care workers, those over 65 and extremely vulnerable individuals says Mike.
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