Covid-19

The below links to all the national documents relating to the new Covid-19 vaccination programme.

Covid-19 Vaccination Programme Documents

 

Covid-19 Inequalities Strategy

This strategy has been developed by the South West Public Health England Centre, drawing on the work of the national multiagency Inequalities and COVID-19 vaccination working group and the NHSE&I national COVID-19 Health Inequalities work.  Its aim is to provide a framework for the regional approach to supporting local systems to ensure good uptake and equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccination programme across all population groups.

South West Covid-19 Uptake Strategy

 

Covid-19 Inequalities – Useful Resources

Template with a series of steps designed to help you systematically assess health inequalities related to immunisation programmes and identify action that you can take to reduce health inequalities and promote equality and inclusion.

PHE immunisation inequalities: template local action plan

 

This toolkit includes; narrative and key messages, FAQs, campaign materials and tips on running an effective campaign, template letter inviting staff for vaccination and useful links and resources

The NHS COVID-19 Vaccination Programme Communications resources: pull-out guide for staff uptake campaigns.

 

Public Health England Campaign Resource Centre Covid-19 Vaccine Confidence resources

Vaccine Confidence Resources

 

The Vaccine Knowledge Project – University of Oxford

Useful resource for signposting.  The Vaccine Knowledge Project aims to be a source of independent information about vaccines and infectious diseases. We provide clear information on complex topics and back it up with references to high-quality research. All our content is aimed at the general public and designed to help people make informed decisions about vaccine issues.

The Vaccine Project

The Vaccine Project FAQs

 

NHS Vaccinations – useful resources for signposting.

This guide can help you understand the vaccines offered in the UK and when to have them. It also explains how they work and why they’re safe and important.

COVID-19 Vaccines NHS

 

How to respond to vocal vaccine deniers in public.

This guidance document provides basic principles for pro-vaccine spokespersons on how to behave and respond to vocal vaccine deniers in a public debate.

Responding to vaccine deniers

 

The COVID-19 Vaccine Communication Handbook. 

This link includes; key facts and messages about vaccines and uptake, how to engage with someone expressing vaccine uncertainty and evidence-informed communication approaches to address myths and reduce misinformation.

Covid-19 Vaccine Communications Handbook

 

Concerns about Covid vaccination, pregnancy, fertility and breastfeeding

Dr Gayatri Amirthalingam is a consultant in the National Immunisation team at Public Health England. In this video she explains that there are no concerns about the COVID-19 vaccines affecting present or future fertility, providing important reassurance.

Video addressing concerns about Covid-19 vaccination and pregnancy, fertility and breastfeeding

 

Vaccine information in community languages – videos

NHS staff have recorded messages in some of the most commonly spoken languages.  They explain how the vaccine is given and give clear evidence that the vaccines work and are safe. The languages the videos have been produced in are Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Igbo, Nepali, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu and Yoruba.  More videos in additional languages are in development.

Vaccine Information Videos

 

Consent forms in accessible format

Easy read consent form for adults

 

Easy Read video COVID-19 vaccination guides

What is Coronavirus – Easy Read style video for people with a learning disability

Easy Read video guide to what the COVID-19 vaccine is

Easy Read video guide to getting the COVID-19 vaccine

Easy Read video guide to how you will feel after the COVID-19 vaccine

Easy Read video guide to what to do after having your COVID-19 vaccine

 

Information about vaccines: For people with a learning disability and autism.  This short film which describes what a vaccine is, how vaccines are made, why you should get a vaccine, whether a vaccine will make you ill and how to decide whether to have a vaccine.

Video for people with learning disability and autism

A short video has been created by NHS South West and Devon Clinical Commissioning Group showing the journey of someone with a learning disability having their Covid vaccination. This is to demonstrate the process for each person and what the surroundings would look like.

 

COVID-19 vaccination: British Sign Language resources

BSL video guides on COVID-19 for eligible adults

BSL video guide on COVID-19 for women of childbearing age, pregnant or breastfeeding

BSL video guide on what to expect after the COVID-19 vaccination

 

Supporting paper by SPI-B identifying ways to improve vaccination uptake in those with severe mental illness.

SPI-B Mental Illness Paper

 

Messages and materials to address specific concerns raised by religious groups

The review of ingredients of the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccine are available online.

Pfizer Ingredients

AstraZeneca Ingredients

 

COVID-19 vaccines: Do the vaccines contain any pork products?  By Dr. Mary Ramsay

Do Vaccines Contain Pork

 

The British Islamic Medical Association have produced a helpful guide for the Muslim community.

British Islamic Medical Association Guide

 

Religious leaders have provided guidance on the permissibility for religious members.

Catholic church

British Islamic Medical Association

Board of Deputies of British Jews

 

Further Reading

PHE immunisation inequalities strategy

DHSC/NHSE/I – National vaccine delivery plan

PHE National Covid-19 vaccination Equity Audit