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The Government's first phase COVID-19 vaccination priority groups ensure that the elderly, healthcare workers and the vulnerable are at the front of the queue. But what about those with a Hidden Disability?

People with hidden disabilities could experience significant challenges during the COVID-19 vaccination process. These challenges could range from anxiety, an inability to process and retain information, issues caused by visual and hearing impairments; through to not being able to stand for long periods of time or having limited access to toilet facilities.

Hidden disabilities Sunflower is working with the NHS to support people with hidden disabilities during the vaccine roll-out by providing free Hidden Disabilities Sunflower training and products to NHS vaccination centres to ensure our wearers' needs are catered for during the vaccination process. To date 17 NHS Trusts and vaccination centres have adopted the Sunflower with many more expected to join in the coming days.

To find out more about this initiative, including how to join visit:our page here.