Why should people with learning disabilities have the vaccine?

  • People with learning disabilities experience significant health inequalities and are at greater risk of premature deaths
  • The rate of Covid-19 deaths among people with learning disabilities are estimated to be about 6.3 times higher than in the general population
  • People with learning disabilities aged 35-44 are 19 times more likely to die of Covid-19. Those aged 45-64: 10 times more likely
  • During the first wave the number of deaths of people with a Learning Disability from all causes increased by 3.7 times in London compared to the same period in previous years
  • COVID-19 accounted for 54% of deaths of adults with learning disabilities in residential care in this period

Find out more from the London Learning Disability COVID-19 Vaccine information pack (Version 2)

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