MS encourages unpaid carers that aren’t registered with their GP to register for vaccine

Lesley Griffiths MS is encouraging unpaid carers in Wrexham who are not be registered with their GP to complete a new online form which will help make sure they receive their Covid-19 vaccine as part of priority group 6.

The Welsh Government has published guidance to outline who is eligible for a vaccine as part of priority group 6.  Within the guidance eligible unpaid carers are those who are the sole or primary carer of someone who is at increased risk were they to catch coronavirus.

Those clinically vulnerable to Covid-19 include children with severe neuro-disabilities, those who are designated clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV), adults who have underlying health conditions and those who need care because of advanced age.

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board’s online form is available on their website.  Once the form is submitted, the health board will arrange for the information to be uploaded to the Welsh Immunisation System (WIS) and a vaccine appointment will be issued.

Member of the Senedd for Wrexham, Lesley Griffiths said:  The selfless actions of unpaid carers during this lockdown has been admirable.  Many have put their own lives on hold to care for the most vulnerable in our society.”

“I hope this latest guidance helps provide greater clarity for unpaid carers and if there is anyone in Wrexham who is eligible and has not already registered with their GP, please complete the online form.” 

Everyone within groups 5-9 will be invited for a vaccination by mid-April.  Those already registered as an unpaid carer with their GP should receive an invite in the next couple of weeks and do not need to complete the online form.