Flu vaccine for LD providers

The flu vaccination is now on offer again in GP surgeries and pharmacies. 

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.


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