Flu vaccine for LD providers
People with learning disabilities and those who support them are very likely to be eligible for a free flu vaccination.
There are important reasons people should have one:
people with learning disabilities are more likely to become seriously ill or die if they get the flu
the current mortality review into the deaths of people with a learning disabilities reports that 31% of deaths investigated had an underlying respiratory cause
if those who support a person with learning disabilities have the flu vaccination not only are they less likely to get the flu, the person they support is also less likely to get it
A new easy read poster and leaflet can be downloaded.