Covid 19 vaccine, booster and treatment information UPDATED 24/01/22

This page was UPDATED on 24 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.

Read Inclusion North’s easy read update about this here

Watch Inclusion North’s video about this here

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.

See the Keep Safe resources here

There are 3 ways to book your booster:

  • You can book an appointment online: Book online here
  • You can find a walk in vaccination centre and just turn up for your booster. Find walk in centres here
  • You can book via your GP. Contact them if you’re not sure

You have to wait 3 months from the date of your 2nd vaccine before you can have the booster.

Read the easy read guidance about the booster here

Read  the easy read guidance about Covid vaccination here

Watch a short video that tells you more about why vaccines are so important.

Books Beyond Words have updated their wordless books about Covid.

See the latest resources from Books Beyond Words here

In January 2022 the government announced some changes to testing and isolating.

This was part of Plan B because of the Omicron variant.

Inclusion North has made an easy read newsletter and a video about this.

Read the easy read news here

Watch the video here

From 20 January 2022 the government relaxed some of the Plan B rules.

This is because the number of cases of Omicron was starting to go down.

You can read the latest rules here

Inclusion North have made an easy read version here

And a video version here

The NHS is also offering new antibody and antiviral treatments to people with coronavirus (Covid 19) who are at the highest risk of becoming seriously ill.

Read the easy read letter to patients about treatment here

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.

Find out more about treatment for Covid and who can have it

The Down’s Syndrome Association is regularly updating their web pages about treatment for people with Down’s.

See the DSA resources and updates here

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