Priority Group 6 - Patient information

We have sent invitations to all patients known to us in Priority Group 6 – Patients aged 16-64yrs who are Clinically Vulnerable, as well as unpaid carers.

If having read the criteria, you find you have one of the conditions listed below, but have not received an invitation for vaccination from us please email us here:


Please include your name, date of birth, and your clinical details.

We will respond as soon as possible but this may take some time as we have a huge number of enquiries.

Please do not telephone the surgery with vaccination enquiries.


The conditions which warrant inclusion in Group 6 are those with:

  • chronic respiratory disease, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis and severe asthma* (read on for definition)
  • chronic heart disease (and vascular disease)
  • chronic kidney disease
  • chronic liver disease
  • chronic neurological disease including epilepsy
  • Down’s syndrome and aged between 16 and 18
  • severe and profound learning disability
  • diabetes
  • organ, bone marrow and stem cell transplant recipients
  • specific cancers
  • immunosuppression due to disease or treatment
  • no spleen and those with splenic dysfunction
  • morbid obesity (BMI of more than 40)
  • severe mental illness (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and those under the regular care of a psychiatrist.)

Further information can be found here


*Severe Asthma

Severe asthma is defined, for the purposes of vaccination, as anybody who has had more than 2 exacerbations of asthma requiring treatment with swallowed steroids in the past year or any patient who has ever been admitted to hospital as a result of asthma.

Please note this means those who were kept in on a ward rather than being treated in A+E before discharge.

If this does apply please contact us using the email address below and be as specific as you can regarding the dates of your hospitalisation.



Unpaid Carers

Unpaid adult carers, aged 16 to 64 and young carers aged 16 or 17 who are in receipt of a carer’s allowance are also included in Group 6.

Carers are those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person, someone who has a severe mental illness or whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill.

We are only able to invite those who have a note on their record saying that they are a carer. If you are an unpaid carer please let us know via the following email address so that we can update your records.


Further information regarding the vaccine for carers can be found here.

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