Welsh Conservatives press for people with learning disabilities to be prioritised for Covid vaccinations

Commenting after today’s Covid briefing, Angela Burns MS, the Shadow Minister for Health, said:

“Naturally enough, we welcome the Minister’s pledge that all adults in Wales will have been offered a first Covid jab by the end of July, some months ahead of its earlier target date.

“Of course, this is being made possible because of the UK Government’s procurement policy, which has seen it pulling for all nations in the UK, demonstrating the value of a strong Union.

“However, Labour must deliver at speed its policy – following new guidance by the JCVI – on offering prioritised vaccinations to people with learning disabilities, who have seen vastly disproportionate fatality rates with Covid.”