Vivo Care Choices is delighted with the announcement that people on the learning disability register with their GP will now be given priority for COVID-19 vaccinations.

This follows the recommendation from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) that people with learning disabilities should be invited for vaccinations to make sure those at higher risk from the virus are protected as soon as possible.

Many people using Vivo’s services have already received their first vaccination and those who haven’t will be encouraged to do so as soon as possible. If you need any support with this, please contact Vivo staff, who will be very happy to help with arranging vaccinations and attending with your loved ones to make sure they’re comfortable throughout the process.

Please don’t forget that all Vivo parents and carers are also in the priority groups for receiving vaccinations and we encourage you to take up this offer as soon as possible.

We’re here to help in any way we can. Please keep in touch regularly throughout these difficult times.