There seems to be a great deal of confusion on this subject.
The NHS Covid Guide for Older Adults/Adults clearly states on page 5 that the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable Adults (CEVA) Category includes those with “a severe and profound learning disability”.
Level FOUR now includes CEVA people, so why does this article put them in level 6?
I believe that the main reason is, yet again, that the rule makers have simply forgotten about this vulnerable group of people living in residential care or supported living.
The information posted by SunnyDisposition is dated 8th January, and also states that
Law firm Bindmans LLP have sent an urgent legal letter to Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State for Health, requesting that individuals with learning disabilities be granted priority access to the Covid-19 vaccine on an equal basis with other highly vulnerable adults.
so it may be that the leaflet you received supersedes the information posted on 8th January and that the priority level for those with a LD have changed.
Why it says “older adults” on the front but inside the header is “A guide for adults” is beyond me. Another muck up?
On page 5 there is a coloured block with all the people included in the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable Group that we have seen before, cancers, dementia, kidney disease, liver disease etc. but it now includes those with severe learning difficulties, as well as PMLD. (That’s new to me).
At the bottom of the coloured block it says "All people who are in the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable group will be eligible for a CIVID-19 vaccine. Whether you are offered the vaccine may depend on the severity of y9our condition. Your GP can advise on whether you are eligible.