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ONLINE PORTAL TO HELP CARERS SELF-REGISTER FOR VACCINE APPOINTMENTS

Ms Roseanna Cunningham MSP has welcomed the launch of a new online service to enable unpaid carers to self-register for coronavirus vaccine appointments.

Ms Cunningham said:

"This is a really welcome development that will help ensure that unpaid carers can be given the vaccine, if need be ahead of when they might expect to according to their age cohort.

"Unpaid carers are a massively important - and too often undervalued - part of the social support network in this country and the JCVI has rightly placed them in the priority category that is receiving vaccinations right now.

"Many carers receive certain benefits, such as Carer's Allowance or the Young Carer Grant which mean they will already be in the system and will receive the offer of an appointment, but many other carers will not, so I welcome the launch of this online portal to ensure that everyone eligible for the vaccine gets it at the appropriate time.

"The new online service, which opens on Monday 15 March, is for unpaid carers aged between 16 and 64 who provide face-to-face care for a family member or friend who is affected by a disability, physical or mental ill-health, developmental condition or substance misuse."

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NOTE: The self-registration online service at www.nhsinform.scot/carersregister will be open to unpaid carers from Monday 15 March.

Covid-19 National Vaccination Helpline - 0800 030 8013

 

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