Walk-in vaccination clinics
Unpaid carers can use a letter that is available from the Department for Health and Care to get priority at vaccination centres. The letter simply informs vaccination centre staff that the bearer of it should be allowed priority if there are queues.
You can print the letter or download it to your mobile phone and show it to a marshal at your vaccination centre. You’ll then be fast-tracked through any queue, so that you’re not held up waiting.
If you’re already registered with Devon Carers, we’ll have sent you a link to the letter. If you haven’t registered with us then please phone our helpline on 01392 307720 so we can send you the link to the government letter and you can discover the range of support that’s available to help you in your caring role.
One of the big differences with COVID-19 vaccinations now, compared to much earlier in the year, is where people can get them. There are more places delivering vaccines now than at any other point in the programme, including through pharmacies, GPs, schools and other community and pop-up sites, meaning almost every person lives within 10 miles of a vaccination clinic.
Appointments can be booked online or by calling 119 and walk-in vaccinations are also available at vaccination centres and at pop up sites. We understand that this is a worrying time for everyone with regards to Coronavirus (COVID-19) and we are aware of the increased pressure this will put on carers. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any concerns or questions regarding your caring role during the pandemic.