A few questions relating to the vaccination process for people living with bipolar

I have bipolar, am I eligible for the vaccine?

People with severe mental health issues, such as bipolar, have been given priority for COVID-19 vaccinations. This means that people with bipolar are in priority group 6 - having underlying health conditions.

You can read more about government guidance:

I’m a carer for someone who lives with bipolar, am I eligible for the vaccine?

If you are an unpaid carer for someone who lives with bipolar you should also be offered a vaccine.

An unpaid carer is defined as:

“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.”

You can find out more on the Carers UK website

How will I be notified about the vaccine?

When the NHS are ready to offer you a vaccine, they will contact you inviting you to book an appointment.  

You can then book an appointment online on the NHS coronavirus vaccination website

You will need to be registered with a GP practice in order to receive your vaccination