COVID-19 ADVICE - DECEMBER 2021

Information about your vaccine and booster jab

Viruses like coronavirus can make you feel poorly. People with a learning disability are more likely to become very poorly if you catch coronavirus. Having a vaccine is the best way to help you stay healthy. The coronavirus vaccine is free.

You should have had two injections already. You will be asked by your doctor to go for an extra coronavirus injection. Sometimes this is called a booster. This will be at least 3 months after your second injection.

It is really important that you get your coronavirus vaccine when you are invited to as it will protect you from becoming very poorly from coronavirus.

If you have had your first and your second vaccines you can either –

(1) Talk to your GP practice (local doctor) about getting the extra vaccine or

(2) Book online to get your vaccine at a chemist (pharmacy) or vaccination centre on this website https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/

Watch this video from Skills for People to find out more about the coronavirus vaccine. https://tinyurl.com/Covidvaccinevideo

If you have a learning disability it is really important that you are protected from illnesses like coronavirus and flu.

Watch a short video that tells you more about why vaccines are so important. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3Wh23PDnfE

If you have a long term health condition like diabetes which puts you at risk of getting poorly from viruses- it is really important that you are protected from coronavirus and flu.

Watch a short video that tells you more about why vaccines are so important. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3Wh23PDnfE  

A vaccine is a medicine that helps keep you safe from illnesses like coronavirus. You need to get the coronavirus vaccine as injections in your arm.

When you have the vaccine there is still a small chance that you can catch coronavirus, but you shouldn’t get as poorly from it if you do catch it.

Doctors are inviting people with a learning disability, and other people in high risk groups, to get their vaccines. Please make sure you get your vaccine.

Read more about the coronavirus vaccine in this easy read leaflet –

https://tinyurl.com/CovidEasyReadLeaflet

Please do not let a fear of needles stop you getting your coronavirus vaccine or booster. Talk to your doctor or nurse if you are worried about needles, there are things they can do to help you.

 

Now everyone who is aged 12 or over can get their coronavirus vaccine. You can book your appointment on this website:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ If you have a learning disability you can just talk to your GP (local doctor) to book an appointment.

You may feel a bit poorly after your coronavirus vaccine. This is called having side effects. Here is some more information about what happens after the vaccine

Easy read leaflet- www.tinyurl.com/AfterVacc

Non-easy read information- https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-easy-read-resources/what-to-expect-after-covid-19-vaccination-easy-read-guide

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