Unpaid carers who are not known to the health, care or social security system are being asked to contact their GP to access the Covid-19 vaccination. 

Previously, unpaid carers who were not identified through the other routes and were not known to the health, care or social security system had been able to book through the National Booking System. This process for previously unidentified carers has now been temporarily switched off due to supply issues expected from April.  

We urge carers not to be put off by this news and advise you to contact your GP, who will ask you to answer a few questions which will determine if you are still eligible for the vaccine. 

Please contact the Policy Team policy@carers.org at the Carers Trust if you experience any difficulties accessing the vaccine through this route.