Vaccine information in community languages
NHS staff have recorded messages in some of the most commonly spoken languages – apart from English – in the capital to help ensure messages about the importance of getting a COVID-19 vaccine reach all Londoners.
They explain how the vaccine is given, and give clear evidence that the vaccines work and are safe. It is hoped that the videos will be shared among friends, families, faith and community groups via WhatsApp, text message and on social media. You can view the script in English and download the videos via the links below.
The languages the videos have been produced in are:
More videos in additional languages are in development.
Dr Mohammed Abdul-Latif, Clinical Oncology Registrar at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, speaking in Arabic. Download here.
Tazmina Ahasan, Discharge Coordinator at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, speaking in Bengali. Download here.
Sangita Patel, clinical lead for therapies at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust, speaking in Gujarati. Download here.
Comfort Ekwueme, triage and assessment team leader at Tower Hamlet’s Community Services, East London NHS Foundation Trust, speaking in Igbo. Download here.
Sumita Regmi, dementia specialist nurse at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Foundation Trust, speaking in Nepali. Download here.
Kasia Kurkowiak-Jolley, apprentice nursing associate and Accident Department Assistant at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, speaking in Polish. Download here.
Dr Harmandeep Singh, cardiology consultant at Ealing Hospital for London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust, speaking in Punjabi. Download here.
Stefania Vasilescu, Maternity Assistant at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust, speaking in Romanian. Download here.
Dr Farah Bede, GP in Tower Hamlets, speaking in Somali. Download here.
Lorena González, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist at East London NHS Foundation Trust, speaking in Spanish. Download here.
Vivian Motana, Healthcare Assistant at Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Trust, speaking in Swahili. Download here.
Dr Muhiddin Ozkor, consultant cardiologist and clinical director at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, speaking in Turkish. Download here.
Dr Fharat Raja, consultant oncologist at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, speaking in Urdu. Download here.
Temitope Akinfolarin, Administrator at East London NHS Foundation Trust, speaking in Yoruba. Download here.
Printable leaflets on COVID-19 vaccine information in community languages
Public Health England has shared printable leaflets on COVID-19 vaccine information in various community languages. The leaflets include a guide for older adults, what to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination, why you are being asked to wait, information for women of childbearing age, currently pregnant or breastfeeding and a guide for healthcare workers. Find out more.
COVID-19 vaccine: frequently asked questions (FAQs)
We have developed a COVID-19 vaccine FAQ document that provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccines for a general public audience. The FAQ topics covered are as follows:
- About the COVID-19 vaccine
- COVID-19 vaccine – eligibility
- COVID-19 vaccine – timing
- COVID-19 vaccine safety
- COVID-19 vaccine side-effects
- COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness
- COVID-19 vaccine ingredients
- COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy