Over the last few weeks both Radio Shropshire & the local press have shared news encouraging this with learning difficulties to have the flu vaccine.
People with learning disabilities in Shropshire, and Telford and Wrekin, are being encouraged to
get their flu vaccination if they’ve been contacted by their GP.
It is estimated there are 1.2 million people in England that have a learning disability, many of whom also have long term conditions such as respiratory problems. This makes them at risk of complications should they contract flu.
The vaccination is free to anyone that needs it, and is available at local GP surgeries and at some pharmacists.
Find out more about flu vaccination for people with learning difficulties in the full article at Shropshire Newsroom. An easy read leaflet about flu vaccination is available here.