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The human rights case for priority COVID-19 vaccinations for people with learning/intellectual disabilities

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It has become clear from UK-wide data that people with a learning/intellectual disability are disproportionately at risk from, and affected by, the COVID-19 virus.

We are now hearing positive news about the development and approval of vaccines for Covid-19. The following Position Statement from the Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) outlines the human rights case on why people with learning disabilities should be prioritised for the COVID-19 vaccine in the earlier waves of its delivery.

Read the statement.