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.

Top tips – Primary Care Networks

Top tips – Adult Social Care

Top tips – Community Voluntary Sector Organisations

Top tips – NHS Trusts


Regionally developed resources

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.



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

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

Learning Disability England

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

Keep Safe

  • Free COVID-19 posters available here