Mencap responds to JCVI announcement
Mencap responds to JCVI announcement that all people on the GP Learning Disability Register should be invited for the COVID vaccine
The JCVI has announced this morning that it advises inviting all people on the GP Learning Disability Register for the COVID-19 vaccination.
Jackie O'Sullivan, Executive Director of Communication, Advocacy & Activism at learning disability charity Mencap, said: “This is a hugely welcome announcement, and fantastic news for people with a learning disability. Now everyone on the GP Learning Disability Register can get access to the COVID vaccine.
“It's now crucially important that everyone with a learning disability checks that they are on the register and asks to go on it if they are not. Being on the register has many benefits and entitles people to annual health checks and prioritisation for future vaccinations, as well as allowing them to get the COVID vaccine and be confident they are protected.”