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Unpaid Carers

Last updated 28 September 2022

People aged 16+ who are unpaid carers are eligible for a primary course and booster dose of COVID vaccine. They are also eligible for an autumn booster. Please use the form below to request an autumn booster if you are an unpaid carer.


Definition of Unpaid Carers

Carers are included in the "clinical and other risk groups" category for the purposes of COVID-19 vaccination.

As at 27 July 2022, carers were defined in national guidance as follows: "Those who are eligible for a carer’s allowance, or those who are the sole or primary carer of an elderly or disabled person who is at increased risk of COVID-19 mortality and therefore clinically vulnerable."

Household contacts of people with immunosuppression are also included in the "clinical and other risk groups" category. This includes "individuals who expect to share living accommodation on most days (and therefore for whom continuing close contact is unavoidable) with individuals who are immunosuppressed (defined as per the immunosuppression categories in the clinical risk groups).

Request a COVID-19 Autumn Booster if you are a unpaid carer aged 16-49

Everyone aged 50 and over will be invited for a COVID-19 Autumn Booster. If you are an unpaid carer aged 16-49 you may also be eligible for a COVID-19 Autumn Booster. Please use the form below, or visit if the form is not visible below.