Home News & views Celebrate getting the Covid vaccine with our new Facebook profile picture frame
Friday 26 February 2021
Tags: covid, vaccination
Have you had your first Covid-19 vaccine as a parent carer? Celebrate getting the jab while helping us raise awareness of the importance of registering as an unpaid carer by using Contact’s new Facebook frame for profile photos.
The frame, available with black or white lettering to suit all profile photos, will signal to other parents that you have had your jab while also showcasing the importance of registering as a carer with your GP in order to be invited for the vaccine.
To add a frame to your Facebook profile, click on the small camera icon on your Facebook profile photo, tap ‘Add frame’, and then search for ‘Contact parent carer Covid’.
Alternatively, just click here to add the frame with black lettering or opt for white lettering by clicking here.
With most areas in the UK now vaccinating unpaid carers as part of priority group 6, it’s essential that every parent carer who wants the jab is signed up to receive it. While we have heard from many families who have been successful, some are still struggling to access the vaccine or have been turned away by their GPs due to misinformation around who is eligible.
Now is your chance to help us raise awareness about the Covid-19 vaccines and dispel myths about who is eligible for group 6 – all while shouting from the rooftops that you and your family are now one step closer to being protected against the worst of this virus.
The GP carers register is one of the main ways the NHS is identifying unpaid carers to invite them to have the vaccine. Other ways of identification include Carer’s Allowance data and council carers registers.
But some parents of disabled children and young people are still being rebuffed despite clear government guidance that says they must be offered the vaccine in priority group six.
Contact has produced a useful template letter to help parents complain if their GP tells them they are not a priority for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Read more about COVID vaccine on our regularly updated COVID vaccination: Your Questions Answered page.
Find out about how you can get involved in our call for more information about the development of the vaccine for high risk children.
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