Helen Walker, the Chief Executive of Carers UK, is urging all carers – people who are looking after family members or friends – to make sure they’re double vaccinated.
“Hundreds and thousands of unpaid carers have now received their COVID-19 vaccine, a hugely important step in protecting themselves and the people they care for from coronavirus,” she says.
“Those who are vaccinated are less likely to get seriously ill or die from COVID-19. They’re also less likely to pass the virus on to others.
“So it’s especially important to take up the vaccine if you’re an unpaid carer to protect yourself and the people you care for.
“So please join the millions of people who’ve had their double jab and stand together against COVID.”
If you are an unpaid carer, aged over 18 and you haven’t received your vaccine yet, you can book an appointment at a time and a place convenient to you through the national booking service online or by ringing 119.
You could also be vaccinated at one of hundreds of walk-in centres across the country without the need to book in advance.