The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus. Some parents are wondering where they are on the list.
The government outlined the . This advice includes those who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill. This is under priority 6, with specific advice under . on 30 December 2020 based on advice from the
Obviously the vaccination programme has only recently begun and changes and revisions are being made as it is rolled out.
The JCVI report also covers children less than 16 years of age and ‘the committee advises that only those children at very high risk of exposure and serious outcomes, such as older children with severe neuro-disabilities that require residential care, should be offered vaccination’. The report shares that more detail on vaccination in children is set out in the .
Specific information about COVID-19 coronavirus for families with disabled children is also provided by the charity Contact. The charity have provided information on , , and .
You can also . This covers routine, relaxation, reassurance and more, and is provided by clinical experts at The Children’s Trust.