The GP-led primary care network teams have been asked to vaccinate those with a learning disability and/or autism because they hold the information about each individual’s medical condition.
If you or someone you care for has a learning disability and/or autism your GP will be in contact shortly.
To support the primary care teams in rolling out the COVID vaccine to people with a learning disability and/or autism, there is a COVID vaccine pathway.
The pathway provides the GP with all the necessary tools to help them vaccinate someone with a learning disability and/or autism at the right time as well as how to make reasonable adjustments for someone who has capacity, or when the person does not have capacity.
If you’re someone with a learning disability and/or autism, a parent or carer, when attending the appointment you can ask the GP for more information about the pathway. You, your parent or carer can also talk to your GP about any concerns or changes you require to make the vaccination appointment more comfortable and ensure any of your specific needs are met.
For further questions or support please email the primary care liaison nurse teams for adults with a learning disability on firstname.lastname@example.org.