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FREE flu vaccine

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Do you have, or care for someone, with a learning disability?

They, and you, are entitled to a FREE flu vaccine.

See attached easy-read leaflet about flu.

Anyone can catch flu. Flu is caused by a bug called a virus. Flu can make you, your loved one or the person you care for feel ill. If someone is very ill with the flu they might even have to go to hospital.

Having the flu jab can help stop you from catching the flu and passing it onto other people. The jab is free to people with a learning disability and their carer(s).

The flu jab is a quick and easy injection. After the jab you may feel a bit hot, have a sore arm and ache a bit, but you would feel a lot worse if you caught the flu.

  • See your doctor, nurse or a pharmacist to get the free flu jab
  • Don’t wait – get the flu jab as soon you can
  • The flu jab is free because you need it. If you get very ill you might even need to go to hospital.
  • The flu jab is an injection in your arm. Don’t let this stop you. The doctor, nurse or pharmacist will look after you.
  • The flu jab is very quick and can protect you from getting very ill.
  • Care for someone with a learning disability? Get the flu jab so you do not get ill or pass the virus on.
  • If you are terrified of needles, ask your doctor about the nasal vaccine.

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Thames Valley Alert Community Messaging System


"Thames Valley Police are committed to involving the community in the policing of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Milton Keynes. We believe that by improving the flow of information between the community and its police we can all make a greater impact in the prevention and detection of crime and anti social behaviour.

This site provides an invitation for you to participate in the exchange of information with Thames Valley Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other community groups. You do not need to join a specific watch scheme but you may find that there are like minded residents or businesses in your area who would welcome your support.

If you live or work in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire or Milton Keynes, you are invited to register now to become a registered recipient of messages of information, crime alerts or witness appeals local to the area in which you live or work in a way that suits your needs and lifestyle by email, text or telephone. Register now to Thames Valley Alert.

As a registered recipient you will not only benefit from two way messaging but may also learn about those in your community subject of anti social behaviour orders, help identify suspected or wanted criminals from the Gallery pages or learn about community groups, events or meetings in your area.

Please note: This service is not monitored out of office hours and is not for reporting crimes or incidents. To report these please contact Thames Valley Police on 101."

Young People with Dementia (YPWD)


YPWD (Berkshire) was set up in 2012 with the aim to provide a range of support and ancillary services to younger people with dementia (those diagnosed below the age of 65), and to their families and carers. See Workshop Brochure for details of activities taking place.

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