Solihull Carers to get priority access to the Covid 19 Vaccine

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For carers, (who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill), you can now approach your GP for a priority, Covid 19 vaccination. This means that you will be in a higher priority group for the vaccine.

It may take some time to get through to your GP Practice but ensure you are on theirCarers Register and ask to go on the vaccination waiting list.

For more information about the vaccine, please see the link below for vaccinations Q&A’s, which is updated regularly:

https://www.birminghamandsolihullcovidvaccine.nhs.uk/what-you-need-to-know/

Carers Trust Solihull are here to support Carers during this difficult time, please contact us on: 0121 788 1143

Some vaccine tips

Going for you vaccine

  • Your appointment will take from 30 – 45 minutes.
  • On the day of your vaccine, wear practical clothing so it’s easy to access your upper arm.
  • Where a face covering and continue to follow social distancing guidance
  • Strict infection control measure will be in place at the venue.
  • After you have received your injection you will be asked to wait 15 minutes before you can go home.
  • You must NOT attend an appointment if you or any member of your household are suffering from any of the symptoms associated with COVID-19 or are self-isolating.

If you have not been outside for a while

  • Wrap up warm as you may need to wait outside the venue
  • Take walking aids or a wheelchair if needed to support you.
  • Set out in plenty of time to get to your appointment as you will need to take you time walking, getting in and out of the car.
  • If needed, take someone with you to assist you to your appointment (family member or friend)

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