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Prioritise vaccinations for people with a learning disability

Submitted by Caitlin Dixon on Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Published on Tuesday 8th December 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Tuesday 8th June 2021

Current Signatures: 7,271
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Petition Action

Prioritise vaccinations for people with a learning disability

Petition Details

The government should ensure that people with learning disabilities are high on the priority list for vaccination.

Shockingly, young people with learning disabilities aged 18-34 are thirty times more likely to die from Covid-19 than those without a learning disability,

Additional Information

Government reports have shown that 451 per 100,000 people registered as having a learning disability died with COVID-19 between 21 March and 5 June.

The Guardian have reported that Covid deaths for people with a learning disability in England are 6.3 times the national average.


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