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Stay Well This Winter 2020 Leaflet

This is an updated version of the ’Help Us Help You – Stay Well This Winter’ easy read leaflet

It tells you about things you can do to stay well this winter including:

  • What to do if you think you have coronavirus and how to get tested
  • What to do if you are feeling ill and it’s not coronavirus
  • Getting your flu vaccine (jab)
  • What you can do at home if you are ill
  • Where to go for the right medical help including to your pharmacist and NHS 111
  • Keeping warm and active
  • Getting help with your mental health
  • Looking out for others
  • Getting help from NHS Volunteer Responders

This leaflet was written by the NHS and Public Health England and was updated in 2020.

NHS Protect yourself from flu, have the flu vaccine – easy read leaflet

This easy read leaflet tells you about:

  • why you should have a flu vaccine if you have a learning disability or care for someone with a learning disability
  • how you can get a flu vaccine from your doctor or pharmacist
  • what happens when you go and get a vaccine

People with a learning disability, and their carers, can get a free flu vaccine. Some people with autism may also be eligible for a free flu vaccination.

You can order printed versions of the easy reads by following the link at nhs.uk/fluvaccine or phoning 0300 123 1002 and quoting EASYREADFLU1

NHS Get your free flu vaccination – easy read poster

This easy read leaflet poster tells you about:

  • why you should have a flu vaccine if you have a learning disability

  • how you can get a flu vaccine from your doctor or pharmacist

  • how you can have the flu vaccine as a nose spray

People with a learning disability, and their carers, can get a free flu vaccine. Some people with autism may also be eligible for a free flu vaccination.

You can order printed versions of the easy reads by following the link at nhs.uk/fluvaccine or phoning 0300 123 1002 and quoting EASYREADFLU2

NHS Having your vaccination during a pandemic – easy read flyer

This flyer tells you:

  • how to get your flu vaccination

  • what to expect at the appointment

You can order printed versions of the easy reads by following the link at nhs.uk/fluvaccine or phoning 0300 123 1002 and quoting EASYREADFLU3

Flu vaccinations video for people with a learning disability

A short video about the importance of the flu vaccination for people with a learning disability and autistic people with certain health conditions. The film explains why it is important to have it every year, who is eligible for a free vaccine, and where you can get the vaccine. It also explains why providers of the vaccine need to make reasonable adjustments.

Flu vaccinations video for carers of people with a learning disability

A short video for carers of people with a learning disability about the importance of vaccinating themselves and the people they care for. The video explains why it is important to have it every year, who is eligible for a free vaccine, where you can get the vaccine, and reasonable adjustments carers might need for the person they care for.