Children aged 12 and over who are classed as clinically vulnerable or living with at-risk adults will be offered a COVID-19 vaccine after Health Secretary Sajid Javid accepts the advice of scientific advisers.
Across the UK, thousands of people with a learning disability are slowly starting to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. Here, Kyle, a Mencap service user writes about his experience of getting the first dose of a historical vaccination.
The JCVI has released new advice on the vaccination of people with severe and profound learning disabilities in priority group six.
Today, 16 February, the government has announced a large expansion to the number of people being asked to shield in England.
Learning disability charity Mencap is calling on the UK Government to include everyone with a learning disability in priority group six to ensure prompt access to the COVID-19 vaccine.