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Getting your autumn COVID-19 booster vaccination

Who can get it? All adults aged 50 years and over Residents and staff in a care home for older adults Frontline health and social care workers Persons aged 5 to 49 years in a clinical risk group Persons aged 5 to 49 years who live with people with weak immune systems Persons aged 16 to 49 years who are carers When to get it? You will get an invitation from the NHS for the autumn booster vaccination. When you…


NHS England and NHS Improvement: easy-read newsletter

This issue is mostly looking at changes that are happening in the NHS which includes: Services working together – integrated care systems (ICSs). NHS led provider collaboratives – plans for mental health, learning disability and autism services. Primary care networks – how local services are working together to give you the best care. You can also read about getting vaccines for a healthy winter. You can view/download the newsletter by clicking this link: https://suffolkordinarylives.co.uk/resources/nhs-england-and-nhs-improvement-easy-read-newsletter-2/


COVID-19: All people on learning disabilities registers to be invited for vaccine

All people on the learning disability register with their GP will be invited for Covid vaccine. This change is happening following updated advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI). The learning disability partnership have made an easy-read booklet about the updated guidance. You can view and download by clicking here: https://bit.ly/3q1UTzz


New shielding list: Who’s on extended list of Covid vulnerable people – and when they get the vaccine

The Government is adding 1.7 million more people to the shielding list, with 800,000 moved up the vaccine priority list. It means almost four million people are now being told to shield in England, with 31 March the proposed end date. Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Jenny Harries said those joining the shielding list will get the same support as those who are already considered “clinically extremely vulnerable”. This means they are eligible to receive statutory sick pay, can book priority slots at supermarkets and…


Unpaid carers and the next phase of COVID-19 vaccinations

As of Monday 15th February, unpaid carers will be included in the next phase of the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine and will begin to be called forward for their first jab. Unpaid carers are in cohort six of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation’s priority list for the vaccination. Unpaid carers are defined by the JCVI as “those in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be…


Coronavirus Yellow Card reporting site

The Yellow Card scheme collects and monitors information on suspected safety concerns or incidents involving: medicines, medical devices, and e-cigarettes. The scheme relies on voluntary reporting of suspected safety concerns or incidents by healthcare professionals and members of the public (patients, users, or carers). The purpose of the scheme is to provide an early warning that the safety of a product may require further investigation. Further information about the Yellow Card scheme, including its contribution to identifying safety issues can be found…


People with learning disability and COVID-19 vaccinations

The PCPLD (Palliative Care for people with Learning Disabilities) Network recently hosted a webinar; ‘Why all people with learning disabilities and their carers should be prioritised.’ You can watch a video of the event on YouTube below. About this Event ‘People with learning disabilities are disproportionally affected by Covid-19, and at higher risk of dying. Yet, most people with learning disabilities are not on the vaccination priority list. We think this is wrong.’ ‘We urge the Joint Committee on Vaccination…


Covid-19 vaccination: What happens at your appointment.

The Learning Disability Partnership have made an easy-read guide that gives information about what happens at a Covid-19 vaccination appointment. You can view/download the guide by clicking here: https://suffolkordinarylives.co.uk/information/covid-19-vaccination-what-happens-at-your-appointment/

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