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A series of vaccine clinics are being held in January for people with learning disabilities and autism.

A series of clinics for people with a learning disability and/or autism will be taking place throughout January. Please help to share the dates and details with relevant networks and groups.

The special clinics – which are taking place in fully accessible buildings – will offer longer appointments, separate, quiet waiting rooms, and the option to be vaccinated in the car.

Vaccinators experienced in vaccinating people with additional needs will be on hand to make people as comfortable as possible and take as long as needed to support vaccination. The clinics will be ‘walk-in’ so that you do not need to make an appointment and they are open to eligible people with a learning disability and/or autism aged 12 and over.

Unfortunately, people with learning disabilities and autism have lower vaccination uptake despite being more susceptible to complications, so we are taking action to change that in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent by offering extra support.

Clinics are taking place on:

  • Monday 15 January 2024, 9:30am-4pm Sandyford Fire Station, Marlborough Way, Off Reginald Mitchell Way, Sandyford, ST6 5ED
  • Tuesday 16 January 2024, 9:30am-4pm Sacred Heart Community Centre, Silver Link RoadTamworthB77 2EA
  • Wednesday 17 January 2024, 9:30am-4pm Penkridge Fire StationBoscomoor Lane, Penkridge, ST19 5NU
  • Wednesday 24 January 2024, 9:30am-4pm Leek Fire Station, Springfield Rd, Leek, ST13 6LQ
  • Friday 26 January 2024, 9:30am-4pm Burton Fire Station, Moor Street, Burton upon Trent, DE14 3SU
  • Wednesday 31 January 2024, 9.30am-4pm Longton Fire station, Uttoxeter Rd, Longton, ST3 1NS

For people who struggle with getting to appointments, there are free volunteer-led transport services available.

Details of voluntary transport services in Staffordshire can be found at the links below:

Dial-a-ride and community voluntary transport – Staffordshire County Council

Community and voluntary schemes – Staffordshire County Council

Details of transport schemes in Stoke-on-Trent can be found at the below link:

Door2Door Transport Service – VAST