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Nurses urged to check people with learning disabilities registered for COVID-19 vaccine

RCN says not all adult service users on GP learning disability register

RCN has raised concerns that not all adult service users are on the GP learning disability register

Nurses have been urged to check that people with learning disabilities are known to their GP to access the COVID-19 vaccine after the priority list was expanded.

All adults on the GP learning disability register will now be invited for a vaccine following a recommendation by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), which advises the government on vaccines.

Up until now only those with severe and profound learning disabilities had been prioritised.

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