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Prioritise vaccinations for people with a learning disability – petition call

British Association of Social Workers call for signatures to petition.

In response to the recently published ONS data which highlights the shocking and outrageous reality that around two-thirds of fatalities from tCovid-19 during its peak from start of March to mid-May were people with disabilities. That is more than 22,000 deaths.

People with learning disability aged 18-34 are 30 x more likely to die from Covid-19 than those without a learning disability.

Please find two news articles and a link to a petition which you may wish to sign:

BASW England supports national campaign activity by Learning Disability England and Mencap calling for all people with learning disabilities to be offered the covid-19 vaccine: