Eligible for a free flu vaccination?
All children and adults with learning disabilities and their carers (family member or paid supporter) are identified as eligible for a flu vaccine as part of the National Flu Immunisation programme.
People with learning disabilities are less likely to get the flu if the people around them have also been vaccinated. Family carers can get a free flu vaccination as well as health and social care workers. Services should make changes that help people with learning disabilities have a flu vaccination. Reasonable adjustments are a legal requirement and may be required for a person with a learning disability who might not otherwise get the vaccination.
If you or a member of your family has a learning disability, please see the attached letter here to present to your GP or pharmacist.