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Free Flu Vaccinations for people with Learning Disabilities

Do you have, or care for someone, with a learning disability?


They, and you, are entitled to a FREE flu vaccine.

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Anyone can catch flu. Flu is caused by a bug called a virus. Flu can make you, your loved one or the person you care for feel very ill. If someone is very ill with the flu they might even have to go to hospital.


Having the flu jab can help stop you from catching the flu, it can also stop it being passed on to other people. The jab is free to people with a learning disability and their carers (family carer or paid support staff). If you are scared of needles, you can ask your doctor or the pharmacist about the nasal vaccine.

The flu jab is a quick and easy injection. After the jab you may feel a bit hot, have a sore arm and ache a bit, but you would feel a lot worse if you caught the flu. A short awareness video has also been produced; hear from Camilla who has a learning disability and talks about getting her flu jab.

Contact your doctor or pharmacist today to get the jab. We hope you don't experience any difficulties in getting your free flu vaccine, but we have attached a letter which you can show your doctor or pharmacist to evidence your eligibility if you need to eligible for a free flu vaccination letter