Supporting carers to get their vaccine

As an unpaid carer, you are now able to use a specific letter to identify yourself to gain priority for the booster jabs for COVID-19 if there are long queues at your vaccination site.

You can print out this letter and take this with you to your vaccination site, or save it onto a device that you have with you.

If you have not yet received or booked your COVID-19 vaccinations, you can do so through the National Booking Service – National booking service – NHS Digital – or by ringing 119.  You can also attend one of the many walks-ins available across the county – Search – Find a walk-in coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination site ( or attend a pop-up clinic – which are advertised each week by the CCG and local authorities and via targeted social media.

You can book a booster appointment if it has been 61 days (2 months) since your second dose. Appointment dates will be offered 91 days (3 months) after your second dose.

If you would you to have your COVID-19 vaccination, but have difficulty leaving those you care for, you can get help to organise your vaccination through the Devon Vaccine Support Team.

To find out more email or call 01752 398836.


There are more services to help you, depending on where you live:

  • in the Devon County Council area, get information and advice from Devon Carers by calling the helpline on 03456 434 435 or emailing