This page was UPDATED on 10 JANUARY 2022
On Sunday 12 December 2021 the Prime Minister announced that all people aged 18 or over would be offered a Covid Booster vaccine by the end of December 2021.
This is because the Omicron variant of the virus is spreading quickly.
Keep Safe from PhotoSymbols has made some new posters about Omicron and the booster.
You have to wait 3 months from the date of your 2nd vaccine before you can have the booster.
Watch a short video that tells you more about why vaccines are so important.
Books Beyond Words have updated their wordless books about Covid.
This is part of the government’s Plan B measures to slow down the spread of Omicron and help keep people safe and well this winter
Plan B is part of the government’s Covid Autumn and Winter Plan 2021.
The NHS is also offering new antibody and antiviral treatments to people with coronavirus (Covid 19) who are at highest risk of becoming seriously ill.
There is a list of health conditions that mean people will be offered treatment if they catch Covid.
Your doctor or specialist will tell you if you can have this treatment.
The Down’s Syndrome Association is regularly updating their web pages about treatment for people with Down’s.
The NHS has said it is very important that people have the booster as soon as possible.
Here is some more information, and some resources that might help:
If you can’t find the information you need and your GP can’t help, these organisations have telephone helplines:
Challenging Behaviour Foundation Family Support Line: 0300 666 0126
Mencap learning disability helpline: 0808 808 1111
Other vaccine information and resources: