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Hi, my name is lucyssister87! When will my sister, who has CP, get the coronavirus vaccine?

lucyssister87lucyssister87 Member Posts: 2 Listener
edited February 2 in Cerebral Palsy
Hello, 
This may have been asked a few times already so apologies if it has. 
My older sister is 43 and has severe cerebral palsy she’s non verbal has lots of other issues. My parents are pretty concerned they haven’t had a vaccine date yet? I think they are worried because they have been very let down by their gp over the years so their confidence has been shaken.. I think even if they knew which group Lucy would be in it would help.. Thank you in advance ☺️

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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 12,062 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    This has been asked before but not sure of answer maybe look in the CP section for a quick answer 

    In the mean time I will tag in our CP advisor but they may not see it till tomorrow 

    @Richard_Scope


    Here to help with my experience in hunan resources and employment rights 
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,889

    Scope community team

    Hi @lucyssister87
    Thanks for posting.
    Most people living with CP will be number 6 on the vaccine rollout list. Unless they have additional issues such as respiratory or swallowing (dysphagia) difficulties. 

    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer and Cerebral Palsy Programme Lead

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  • lucyssister87lucyssister87 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Thank you very much Richard for getting back to me.. I did the online calculator and that’s the group that Lucy fell under! I guess we hoped it would be sooner.. Our parents are 70 and will receive the vaccine first and they were fretting that Lucy should be done before them! She spends half the time in respite these days as she’s getting more difficult for my mum to care for! I didn’t know if that would make a difference.. Thank you again I’ve passed your message on to them! Trying to convince them to join this online community... Think it would be massively beneficial 
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Posts: 2,889

    Scope community team

    They would be very welcome! I'm patiently waiting for my vaccination too. I'm not 100% sure about the respite situation. I would hazard a guess that because your sister is not a full-time resident then she would not be vaccinated in that group of people. Have your parents had any information from the respite provider?
    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer and Cerebral Palsy Programme Lead

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