New easy read resources on Covid vaccine are now available for people with a learning disability, their carers, families and professionals. They are published in our online library here.

Patient experience lead Rachel Miller from Oxford Health’s Learning Disability Service has been creating and collating easy read resources on coronavirus throughout the pandemic. The material ranges from all official government and NHS guidance to resources created by trusted advocacy organisations. It is all published in one place, free to use for GPs, carers, families and people with a learning disability.

Rachel said: “It is important that we can share information about coronavirus and now about the vaccine in a way which people with a learning disability can understand. This will help people with a learning disability to understand the vaccine, how it works and why you should have it.”

See the full library here and share the link with your contacts.

The latest resources on the Covid vaccine are:

Covid vaccine leaflet from Mencap

Covid vaccine leaflet from Down’s Syndrome Association

Covid vaccine video from NHS England and NHS Improvement

This short film describes what a vaccine is, how vaccines are made, why you should get a vaccine, whether a vaccine make you ill and how to decide whether to have a vaccine.