Coronavirus Vaccine leaflets
A4 poster - helps to show the different priority groups
PHE leaflet on use of human and animal products in vaccines
PHE have published a new leaflet on the use of human and animal products in vaccines, included in their overall collection of Covid-related publications. This gives general information on the use of these products in vaccines. It should be helpful in ensuring that diverse communities get good quality information on these issues to enable patients to make informed decisions about the Covid vaccination.
Watch this video to see Vaccine myths debunked This video has been produced independently by Sanveej Bhaskar OBE (actor and comedian), Adil Ray OBE (actor, comedian and presenter) and friends which promotes and supports the UK's vaccination programme for our BAME colleagues
Dr Anwar Tufail, a GP in Stoke-on-Trent explains the importance of the COVID vaccine and the rollout of the vaccine throughout Staffordshire
Dr Anwar Tufail explains the importance of following the COVID restrictions –hands, face, space:
Dr Iram Sattar (GP & MWNUK Trustee) separates fact from fiction in this short video. Iram debunks the misinformation surrounding the newly established Covid-19 vaccine and encourages everyone to take the vaccine when offered!
UHNM Emergency department staff explain the importance of the coronavirus vaccine and why they, as front line staff, have had their vaccine. Watch them here:
Public Health England have created a set of 52 COVID-19 FAQ explainer videos to answer the frequently asked questions about the types of vaccines including eligibility, safety, at-risk groups, rollout, intervals, common side effects, importance of two doses and who needs the vaccine and many more, answering all questions about the Covid-19 vaccine, you can find them all here
Resources to share in your community
pdf Video guide for community members covid vaccine Slovak (297 KB)
People needing British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters or Deafblind access
We’d like to clarify the position around access to signed languages to ensure deaf or deaf/blind patients get the support they need when accessing a vaccination appointment.
Patients have the choice to use their usual BSL/interpreter provider to access a vaccine appointment. We recognise some patients are already registered with local providers, and they are welcome to continue using this service.
In Staffordshire, ASSIST are working with the GP led vaccination centres and liaising with deaf/deafblind patients in relation to appointment scheduling as patients become eligible. Some support will be provided remotely and interpreters will attend in person where needed. In some cases, ASSIST will transport clients to their appointments in order to ensure access, especially for those who are deafblind. In Stoke-on-Trent, dDeaflinks is supporting patients they work with in a similar way. GP practices have the contact details for both providers.
In the larger vaccination centres, where iPads have been provided by Language Line, remote BSL interpreting is also available, as a back up.
Primary care providers offering this service to patients are asked to continue invoicing NHS England in the usual way, as this is classed as a primary care appointment.
If any services or patients need additional support from ASSIST or dDeaflinks – see below for further information:
British Sign Language (BSL) interpreters are currently contacting deaf and deafblind clients to explain the vaccination process via video call or face-to-face visits for those who do not have access to technology.
When a deaf or deafblind person receives their eligibility letter, they can contact ASSIST through their usual channels. On the patient’s behalf, ASSIST will call the contact number provided on the vaccine letter or their GP as needed, to arrange an appointment date.
When the patient attends the clinic they will access an ASSIST interpreter via remote video call. Those who are unable to use technology or who are deafblind will have an ASSIST interpreter in attendance. The BSL interpreter will need to be given access to the building in order to provide support. The interpreter will have an identification badge and wear appropriate PPE.
These arrangements will help ensure BSL users do not arrive at clinics without access to communication. However, if this does happen, please contact ASSIST 01785 356835 immediately.
Sensory Services provided by ASSIST:
- BSL Interpreters/Communicator Guides
- Deafblind Interpreters
- Sighted guides for vision impairment
- Electronic notetaking
(for the hard of hearing/deafened and those with communication issues/dementia)
Translation and Transcription:
- Easy Read
- BSL videos
- Awareness training
dDeaflinks provide a similar service in Stoke-on-Trent to support the elderly, or deaf-blind clients who do not have access to smart phones or assistive technology to enable remote support.
They have continued to provide support throughout the pandemic for both remote (using various platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft teams etc) and face to face appointments and are available to facilitate either. All interpreters are fully registered, and will attend with ID and wearing appropriate PPE (where necessary).
To book communication support from dDeaflinks, please contact the main office on the details below:
Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm
Tel: 01782 219161
SMS text: 07791459307
24hr (out of hours) Emergency Interpreting mobile: 07977 552414