Vaccine rollout in Oxfordshire: People with learning disabilities now prioritised – Oxford Mail

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EVERYBODY with a learning disability in Oxfordshire will now be prioritised for the coronavirus vaccine, but campaigners are still fighting for the same approach to be taken nationally.

In England, people with Down’s Syndrome are placed in priority group four under official guidelines, while those with severe and profound learning disabilities are in priority group six.

However, many with a mild or moderate learning disability have not been prioritised nationally at all, despite concerns that they could be at greater risk from the virus – which has already claimed the lives of hundreds and thousands of people.

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