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If you give time and energy to look after a family member or friend in Kirklees and you have questions that need answering, this is your guide to accessing help and support.

 

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Important Information on Covid Vaccines and Booster Vaccines

 

Covid restrictions may be coming to an end and the world is beginning to open back up. However, many of us will still feel anxious and concerned around our own personal safety whilst starting to join in activities again.

Carers Count would like you to know if you feel anxious we are here to help, listen and keep you safe as we offer more face to face groups and support again. We’d like to make sure you know about the Covid-19 vaccine boosters, when to get them, and how. When you’re eligible for a booster please get one.

Firstly, if you haven’t had a Covid vaccine yet you still can get the vaccine for free. Simply book online via the Covid-19 vaccination web pages: Book or manage your vaccination appointments. Or you can find a walk-in vaccination site here.

For boosters:

If you’re part of one of these groups:

- Anyone aged 50 years old and over
- Anyone who gets a free Flu Vaccination from their GP
- Anyone in receipt of carers allowance
AND you had your first 2 vaccines at least 6 months ago

Then you will be contacted by either your GP or the National Vaccination Team and they’ll offer you a booster.

If you work or volunteer in health and social care AND you had your first 2 vaccines at least 6 months ago please book your booster via the Covid-19 vaccination web pages: Book or manage your vaccination appointments

If you are a carer who doesn’t fit into the above groups AND you had your first 2 vaccines at least 6 months ago please call us at Carers Count on 0300 012 0231. We’ll arrange for you to be able to get your a booster dose at the clinic at John Smith’s Stadium, Huddersfield. Please note that John Smith’s Stadium is the only location that we can arrange for you to go to, you won’t need an appointment but you must be registered before arriving. If you go there without registering then you won’t be able to get a booster.

If you have any concerns about attending any sessions or receiving face to face support from us please do chat to one of the team and allow them to put your mind at ease.

We are here to help as always:0300 012 0231 or info@carerscount.org.uk


The Carers Count Team

 

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