All staff working with individuals who are listed on the Learning Disability (LD) register, as well as frontline health and social care workers, paid and unpaid carers have a right to access the Covid-19 Autumn booster vaccination as a priority group.

Everyone on the doctors learning disability register will be invited to have their coronavirus vaccination if they haven’t already had it. NHS England » Improving health

Appointments can be made by calling 119 or booking online through the National Booking Service.  The vaccine is free to those eligible and it’s easy to book by selecting “Yes, I am a frontline social care worker”. Those eligible just need to self-declare when booking their appointment and will not be required to bring along evidence to the appointment.

All eligible people are strongly encouraged to accept the vaccination that is offered as soon as they are able – it is important to be up to date with the booster and build up protection against severe illness before the winter.

People are also encouraged to get their flu jab, and in some cases, these may be offered at the same time as the covid vaccination.

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Booking a Flu Vaccination:

Those who are eligible for the NHS free flu jab can be vaccinated via their Community Pharmacy or GP Surgery.

If you are eligible, you may have received a letter from your GP about getting your flu jab, you should follow the instructions outlined on that letter.

If you have not heard from your GP surgery regarding your flu jab and you are eligible for a free flu jab, then please book at your local pharmacy. You can find your local pharmacy and their contact details using the NHS website (Find a pharmacy that offers the NHS flu vaccine - NHS - NHS (www.nhs.uk)) and give them a call to find out how to get your vaccine.

For more information on eligibility, please click here: Flu vaccine – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Flu vaccination: who should have it this winter and why - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

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October 28, 2022

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