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Do you care for someone? You can now register for the COVID19 vaccine (Scotland)

There’s an estimated 700,000 people in Scotland who provide vital face-to-face care to someone, if that’s you visit or call 0800 030 8013

You can download the registration newsletter here: Newsletter Copy Carers Self Referral Service


1. People who provide vital face-to-face care and support for others who haven’t already been given an appointment are now being invited to self register for the COVID-19 vaccine.

2. If you are aged 16 and over and provide face-to-face care for a friend, family member or neighbour it may be time for you to roll up your sleeve for the COVID19 vaccination

3. That care could be due to old age, physical or mental illness, disability or for an addiction.

4. The type of care could be anything from the practicalities of domestic tasks such as regularly helping with the shopping, picking up prescriptions or preparing meals, to personal care such as helping them to wash and dress.

5. It could also be emotional support to someone such as a partner, friend or family member with a long-term health condition.

6. You can check if you are eligible for the vaccine as a carer by using the self-registration at or by calling the Covid Vaccination Helpline on 0800 030 8013. If eligible, you can then self-register as a carer to get your vaccination.

Health Minister Jeane Freeman said: “Scotland has very many people who provide vital face-to-face care and support for family and friends who don’t necessarily see themselves as unpaid carers, it’s just what they do. The care they provide is vitally important to all of us and in the national vaccination programme they are prioritised. By getting the vaccine those caring for others can protect themselves while they look after and protect others.”


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