Every year it is the same - I get called to have a flu jab - as I am a carer and I have asthma and then I book a jab for my son at the same time. I always have a bit of a tussle with reception who try to tell me he isn't on the list. I explain he is entitled, and after a bit of a discussion, we make and appointment and he gets the jab.
Clearly,as I wont always be here, he needs to be able to cope with this himself yet I think, due to his learning disability, he wouldnt remember and if he did would get turned away by reception and he wouldn't get it. No wonder so many people with LD dont have the jab!
I called the gp and spoke to him and asked for this to be sorted. The GP told me tht as my son was not on the strong asthma inhaler, he wasn't entitled to the flu jab. I explained that he WAS entitled as he has a learning disability - he is registered as having a LD there. GP said that was a new thing. I told him I had looked it up and it came into place in 2014 - ( in other words they have been failing my son for 6 years... although i didnt say that bit out loud) he said he would look into it and come back to me
I fear the covid vaccination will be based on the gp stating who needs it and this kind of shows they dont think he does. As my son is under 50 it could be a long while before he got it. How can i fight this further? what can you do when the government advises one thing but the local gp surgery dont do it?