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Clear advice on vaccine priority from SIA
19 Jan 2021

Our colleagues at the Spinal Injuries Association have been at the forefront of protecting and advising spinal cord injury patients through the pandemic. 


The SIA has been working closely with the NHS as an advocate for the unique needs of SCI people. Now it has put together clear and timely guidance on how the NHS guidelines on vaccination planning apply to them.


So we would like to say a huge thank you to the SIA for its work and strongly recommend that all our current and former clients take a look at its advice at 

https://www.spinal.co.uk/news/coronavirus-shielding-vaccination/ 


It clearly explains that it under published NHS guidelines, spinal cord injured people are a vaccination priority. People who have higher level injuries, a suppressed immune system or respiratory issues should be in Group Four – all those 70 years of age and/or clinically extremely vulnerable. 


All other SCI people should be in Group Six – an underlying health condition that puts them at greater risk of disease mortality. 

 

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