Information on the covid vaccine
This page brings together links to trusted information from national and official resources about the covid vaccine.
The GOV.UK website hosts a range of information materials including:
- patient information leaflets for women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, a guide for older adults and what to expect after vaccination
- guidance for the vaccination programme
- consent forms that we will be using
- details about the priority groups from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
The NHS.UK website provides information on who can get the vaccine, safety and effectiveness and side effects.
Detailed information about the vaccines along with conditions of authorisation, detailed patient information and confirmation on the ingredients is available using the following links. This also includes detailed ingredients (excipients) lists and clearly set out that the vaccines do not contain any meat derivatives or porcine products or material of foetal or animal origin.
- Information on the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine can be found here
- Information on the AstraZeneca vaccine can be found here
British Islamic Medical Association on the Covid-19 vaccine
The British Islamic Medical Association has provided resources in 10 languages to help debunk the most common COVID myths.
A statement from the British Islamic Medical Association on their recommendations on the Covid-19 vaccine for the British Muslim community.
Written resources in community languages
- PHE ‘COVID-19 vaccination: guide for older adults’ (20 languages)
- PHE ‘What to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination’ (20 languages)
- PHE ‘COVID-19 vaccination: Why you are being asked to wait’ (20 languages)
- PHE ‘COVID-19 vaccination: women of childbearing age, currently pregnant or breastfeeding’ (20 languages)
- Doctors of the World, in partnership with the British Red Cross, has produced translated coronavirus vaccine guidance in over 30 languages which you can download here.
- British Society for Immunology resources on the vaccine in Yiddish www.immunology.org/vaccines/yiddish.
- NHS letter to reassure people without an NHS number, including migrants, about their entitlement to the COVID-19 vaccine and if they wish to, how to register at a GP practice - translated into 23 languages.
The NHS have recently published a general film on vaccinations for people with a learning disability and autistic people. The film was produced following feedback from stakeholders about confusion over vaccines amongst people with a learning disability and autistic people. The format of the film is national adviser Katie Matthews asking national clinical director Dr Roger Banks a series of questions about vaccinations. Five shorter social media clips are also available to download and use here.
Please visit this page to download easy-read guides providing information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and vaccination.