Covid19 Vaccination

People with learning disability are being offered Covid 19 vaccination in line with the JCVI guidance regarding priority groups.

This page provides guidance, information, top tips and resources collated by the North East & Cumbria Learning Disability Network in collaboration with multiple stakeholders. So all people with learning disability from the North East & North Cumbria who are on a GP register can be offered the vaccine as soon as possible.

COVID-19 Booster Programme

  • Easy read leaflet on the COVID-19 booster programme can be found by clicking here.


Advice & guidance for COVID-19 vaccine programme for people with learning disability across North East & North Cumbria.

  • Advice and guidance for COVID-19 vaccine roll out

Advice & guidance for covid vaccine NENC FINAL

  • Top tips – Primary Care Networks

PCN Top Tips – COVID vaccine

  • Top tips – Adult Social Care

Top Tips – Adult Social Care covid vaccine

  • Top tips – Community Voluntary Sector Organisations

Top Tips – CVS Orgs COVID vaccine

  • Top tips – NHS Trusts

Top Tips NHS Trusts – COVID vaccine


Regionally developed resources

Tool Kit to support identification of people who may have a learning disability, available through the Learning Disability Matters for Families website.

Capacity and Consent issues, advice and guidance to consider, for delivering COVID-19 vaccine to adults with learning disability/autism Covid vaccine advisory paper – updated 190221   

Further information regarding Annual Health Checks and flu available on the website.

Easy read vaccination invitation letter for GP use

Easy read COVID – 19 Vaccine invitation

Video produced by Skills for People and Learning Disability England. Information about the COVID-19 vaccine: For people with a learning disability and autistic people

Video: Stewart’s vaccine experience

Video: Emily was invited to get her COVID-19 vaccine she has shared her experience in a video.

Video: The learning disability register and why it is important

National resources

Improving identification of people with a learning disability: guidance for general practice

Practices should review this guidance and update registers to ensure that eligible patients are offered a COVID-19 vaccination, flu vaccination and flagged for an annual health check.


Mencap easy read COVID-19 vaccine information sheet

Mencap easy read covid vaccine information

Don’t Miss Out: Join the learning disability register

Downloadable easy read guides and posters about joining the learning disability register


Guidance: The Mental Capacity Act (2005) (MCA) and deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS) during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: additional guidance 

Information on best interest decisions, offering a vaccine to someone who lacks mental capacity. Updated 12 January 2021

COVID-19 vaccination: easy-read leaflets – GOV.UK (

Information on COVID-19 vaccination: easy read

Information on COVID-19 Vaccination:easy read leaflet (print version)

What to expect after COVID-19 vaccination: easy read guide

What to expect after COVID-19 vaccination: easy read guide (print version)

Easy-read guide on COVID-19 vaccination for women who might get pregnant, who are pregnant or are breast feeding their baby.

Easy-read leaflet on COVID-19 vaccination for women who might get pregnant, who are pregnant or are breastfeeding their baby (print version)

COVID-19 vaccination: easy-read consent form for adults

Easy-read COVID-19 vaccination consent form for adults who are able to consent.

Learning Disability England

Keep informed and in touch during Coronavirus by visiting our special Coronavirus information and work hub.

Sharing information and resources about the virus and what you can to do to stay safe and well, and how people are staying connected and finding solutions. You can also find out about work we or partners are doing.

Keeping Informed and In Touch during Coronavirus – Learning Disability England

Keep Safe

Free COVID-19 posters available here