Carers able to book through their vaccination online

Carers are being urged to book their appointment to have the COVID-19 vaccination if they have not already been vaccinated.

Who is eligible?

You are eligible to receive your first COVID-19 vaccination as a carer, providing you:

Are eligible for a carer’s allowance

Are identified as a primary carer by your GP

Are receiving support following a carer’s assessment by your local council or from a local carer’s organisation 

Are the sole or primary carer who provides close personal care or face to face support for an elderly or disabled person who is clinically vulnerable to COVID-19 

If you are not already registered with a GP you can find out more about registering here.

Please be advised that if you were under 30 years old on 30 March 2021, you will not be offered appointments for the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. There may be fewer appointments available or you may have to travel further.

Click on the following link to find out the latest guidance about the vaccination and book your COVID-19 vaccination online. Anyone unable to book online can call 119 free of charge, anytime between 7am and 11pm seven days a week.

How do the vaccines work?

Vaccines work by making you body think it has had an illness so that it makes the cells needed to fight the illness in the future.

When you come into contact with the virus, your body is able to fight it off without you being sick.

All the COVID-19 vaccines work in this way, they just use different ways to deliver the message to your body. None of them contains any COVID-19.

What is or isn't in the vaccines?

There is no COVID-19 in the vaccine and all of the vaccines are Halal and kosher and have no animal products in them.

What the vaccines do and don't do

The vaccines do:

  • Get our bodies to create antibodies against COVID-19
  • Protect us from getting sick from COVID-19

The vaccines don't:

  • Stop us completely from passing on COVID-19 if we are carrying it
  • Affect fertility or harm women or children during pregnancy or breastfeeding