Covid booster jabs will be offered to UK parent carers

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Wednesday 15 September 2021

Tags: carer, covid, vaccine

Covid booster jabs will be rolled out from next week, the government announced yesterday.

And Contact has had confirmation from the Department of Health and Social Care that unpaid carers, including parent carers, will be among the priority groups for the vaccine booster – just as they were in the initial roll-out.

The booster should be given at least six months after a person had their second dose. It is recommended that all boosters will be the Pfizer-BioNTech jab.

Those eligible include over-50s, younger adults with learning disabilities or underlying health conditions aged 16 to 49 years, frontline health and care workers, and unpaid adult carers. 

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have also confirmed they will be giving booster jabs to priority groups starting soon.

For more information, read the government’s statement or take a look at our FAQs on the Covid vaccine.