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Support our call for vaccine access for unpaid carers

Friday 20th November 2020

Last week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said frontline NHS and care staff will receive priority access to Covid-19 vaccines. We believe that the same priority should be given to parent carers. Do you?

Unpaid carers provide thousands of hours of unpaid care every week. Without you, it's quite possible that our NHS and care system could collapse. Unpaid carers have been hit harder than most by lockdown restrictions too.

Danielle, who has twin boys with a chronic lung condition, global developmental delay and autism, says:

"The vaccine hierarchy is totally in conflict with the lockdown advice. We're having to keep the boys off school again yet, we don't even feature in the vaccine priority list. That why we're supporting Contact's campaign."

We have written to government and the Joint Committee on Vaccine and Immunisation (JCVI) calling for unpaid carers to have access to vaccines against Covid-19 in the same way NHS frontline staff are being prioritised. We are also seeking clarity on plans for a vaccine for children particularly children living with long-term or rare conditions.

Add your name to our call on government and the vaccine committee to prioritise access for unpaid carers in the same way as NHS staff.