Care Home Staff Flu Vaccinations
Public Health England have shared numerous documents and information regarding the importance of flu vaccinations for people with a learning disability.
People with learning disabilities are eligible for a free flu vaccine. They are less likely to get the flu if the people around them have also been vaccinated.
Family carers and health and social care workers are also eligible for a free flu vaccination.
You can get your free flu vaccine at your GP surgery or pharmacy. As a health and social care worker, to prove that you are eligible you will need to take identification with you that shows your name and the name of your employing organisation. This could be an ID card or badge, a letter from your employer, or a recent payslip.
Easy-read and accessible resources about the flu injection
- Easy-read information with information for people with learning disabilities, their family carers and paid supporters (NDTi).
- An easy-read letter explaining about the flu vaccination and inviting someone to come to their GP surgery to have one (Hertfordshire County Council Community Learning Disability Service – Health Liaison Team).
- An easy-read leaflet about having the flu vaccination (Cheshire & Wirral Partnership Trust NHS).
- An easy-read leaflet telling people what flu is and how to get a flu vaccination (PHE).
- Easy-read information about who is eligible for a free flu vaccination. Designed to use in pharmacies (Hertfordshire County Council Community Learning Disability Service – Health Liaison Team.
You can also find the latest guidance about flu vaccinations and people with learning disabilities here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/flu-vaccinations-for-people-with-learning-disabilities/flu-vaccinations-supporting-people-with-learning-disabilities.