Eligible carers being identified and offered a Coronavirus vaccination
Unpaid carers that are not ‘known to the system’ need to contact their GP practice to get booked for vaccination.
If you contact your GP practice, they will ask a few questions to determine if you are eligible for the vaccine. If you are eligible you will be added to the GP record, and they will either book you at a local GP practice vaccination site or direct you to the National Booking Service.
We strongly encourage everyone to take up the offer of vaccination
We hope you welcome the above as good news for carers and an important step in the response to a public health emergency. Please use the link below for more information about the vaccination.
For more information and the answers to some FAQs
- For information about the Coronavirus vaccine on the Sheffield CCG website please (click here)
- Sheffield City Council also has information on ‘how to get your vaccine’ on their website (click here)
- Carers Trust has information about ‘which carers are eligible for vaccination’ on their website (click here)
- Carers UK has a FAQ page (click here) and a letter template to register with a GP if needed (click here)
Working with the City Council and NHS to help the roll-out of vaccinations
At the start of March, we shared information with Sheffield Council about carers that are registered with us, for the purposes of the vaccination programme. This was then passed onto the NHS for the specific purpose of starting the roll-out to carers by enabling the NHS to send them invitations to book an appointment. The only information shared was the name, date of birth and postcode of carers. None of the data sent will be kept by the Council, or used for any other purpose, and the data was protected to the highest degree throughout the whole process. To visit our privacy notice please (click here).
Page updated 28 April 2021