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Information for those with a Learning Disability

This page was last updated on 7 March 2021 at 19:00hrs

Three simulation videos have been produced to support people attending the vaccination clinic who have a learning disability, and may be non-verbal or minimally verbal. There are 3 versions, for people who can walk easily and use the stairs, one for people who will need to use the lift, and one for people who may walk to the centre, but may choose to use a borrowed wheelchair within the vaccination centre.

They are deliberately under produced in terms of low levels of language, limiting voiceover- no added music, text etc and the images at the start of each video are the same as those we used on the ‘easy read’ invitation letter. 

The videos can be used in a variety of ways. 

  • Watching the whole video form start to finish, or only accessing parts of the video where there will be new experiences.
  • The person being vaccinated can watch them before they attend. You may be able to talk through specific parts of the video.
  • Many people may benefit from you bringing a portable device, and watching parts of the video, as you go through the process.
  • Some people may benefit from watching them several times, so the process feels very familiar before they attend. Other people might get anxious if they watch them too far in advance, and you may only share them on the day.

Please use them in whatever way is most supportive to the person. We hope they are helpful.

All staff working in the vaccination centre on the day will also be wearing large photographic identification so people will be able to see what their smiling faces look like under the PPE.

Easy read vaccination leaflet

An easy read vaccination leaflet has been made by Adult Disability Services. This can be found below to download and read.

Vaccine simulation with lift borrowing a wheelchair

Vaccine simulation with lift

Vaccine simulation with stairs

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