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.”