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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-34868
Asked by: Rachael Hamilton, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 2 February 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government whether it will prioritise unpaid carers for the COVID-19 vaccine, as set out in the JCVI priority list.

Current status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 24 February 2021


Answer

All unpaid carers in Scotland 16 years and over will be offered vaccination, and they will start to receive appointments from now.

It is our intention to contact as many unpaid carers as possible to invite them for their vaccine appointment.

We will be using data from Social Security Scotland to write out to all carers on the relevant benefits. This will apply to those on Carer’s Allowance, Young Carer Grant and Child Winter Heating.