February 24, 2021
Minister must prioritise vaccination for people with learning disabilities – Gildernew

Sinn Féin MLA Colm Gildernew has called on the Health Minister to make sure people with learning difficulties are prioritised in the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine.  

The chair of the health committee said:

“Health authorities in England have revealed that people with learning disabilities are up to six times more likely to die from Covid-19. 

“Given this staggering figure, I am calling on the Health Minister to prioritise people with learning disabilities for vaccination as a matter of urgency. 

“All those on the GP learning disability register across the north must now be contacted and vaccinated as quickly as possible.”

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