- Autism and/or Learning Disability information for patients and health care staff
- BAME communities: vaccine information written in community languages
- BAME communities: information videos in community languages
- British Sign Language resources
- Covid and pregnancy: Advice in five South Asian languages
- Easy Read information
- Government guidance
- Long Covid
- Mental Health information
- Recovering from Covid
- Research into Long Covid
- Information on vaccines approved for use in UK
- COVID-19 vaccinations for migrants
- COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting
- COVID-19 vaccination: healthcare and community settings posters
- COVID-19 vaccination animations launched to help tackle disinformation
- COVID-19 vaccination: vaccinating children and young people, FAQs for healthcare professionals
- Overcoming your needle phobia (fear of needles)
- COVID-19 vaccination: short films to encourage uptake amongst the Eastern European communities
- Everything COVID (resource for 12 to 17 year olds)
- Winter vaccinations explained (COVID Booster and Flu)
These resources are to help ensure people with autism and/or a learning disability can access their COVID-19 vaccination appointments easily and safely.
Covid Vaccine film produced by Skills for People and Learning Disability England
Short video Q&A with Dr Roger Banks, National Clinical Director for Learning Disabilities & Autism, by NHS England and NHS Improvement
Easy read Covid vaccination leaflet from Public Health England
Easy read What to expect after the vaccine leaflet from Public Health England
Easy read adult consent form from Public Health England
Also available from NHS England: tips and additional training materials for COVID 19 vaccinators and volunteers.
These are produced by gov.uk.
Other language versions can be found at GOV.UK: Covid-19 vaccine information in your language
COVID Leaflets for Hindi and Nepali Speaking Communities from Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network
NHS doctors, nurses and other frontline staff have come forward to help reassure communities that COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and have been independently tested to the highest standards, and to address misinformation on subjects including fertility.
NHS England has produced short videos in community languages including:
More videos in additional languages are available via NHS England. Other language videos are in development.
BBC Asian Network has produced information on COVID scams in five community languages:
- Gujarati with Kamlesh Purohit from BBC Radio Leicester
- Punjabi with Raj Kaur Bilkhu from BBC Asian Network
- Sylheti with Poppy Begum from BBC Asian Network
- Tamil with Jeyapragash Nallusamy from BBC World Service
- Urdu with Haroon Rashid from BBC Asian Network
Public Health England has produced these videos in BSL:
- BSL video guide on COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting
- BSL video guide on COVID-19 vaccination 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
Leaflets on which these videos are based on are also available to download and paper copies are also available to order.
The BBC Asian Network is helping the South Asian community to understand what the science says in five languages: Gujarati, Punjabi, Sylheti, Tamil and Urdu.
View on the BBC website.
- GOV.UK: Easy read information on the COVID-19 vaccine - online version
- GOV.UK: Easy read information on the COVID-19 vaccine - print version
- GOV.UK: Easy read information about using a pulse oximeter to check you are ok
- GOV.UK: Easy read information about the national lockdown – stay at home
Around one in 10 people with COVID-19 continue to have symptoms and impaired quality of life 12 weeks after they have had the virus. Common symptoms of Long COVID include breathlessness, headaches, cough, fatigue, and cognitive impairment or ‘brain fog’.
- NHS written guide to Long COVID
- COVID rehabilitation guide from Surrey-based First Community Health and Care
- Equally Well UK: A guide for people with severe mental illness and their carers on what to expect from the Covid-19 vaccination programme.
- Mind has an array of supportive materials via their website.
- COVID rehabilitation guide a comprehensive guide from Surrey-based First Community Health and Care.
- NHS guide to COVID recovery with information on managing effects, your well-being, and your road to recovery.
The NIHR (National Institute of Health Research) and UKRI (UK Research and Innovation) are spending £18.5 million funding four research studies to better understand and address the longer term effects of COVID-19 on physical and mental health.
- NIHR reports research news on 18/02/2021
- Short video from UKRI on research and one patient’s experiences
- GOV.UK: Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine for COVID-19 approved by MHRA
- GOV.UK: Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine for COVID-19 approved by MHRA
- GOV.UK: Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 approved by MHRA
- COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting information
- Blood clotting information for healthcare professionals
- COVID-19 vaccination and blood clotting - British Sign Language
NHS England and NHS Improvement has launched a series of animations aimed at tackling disinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine. Aimed specifically at encouraging uptake in ethnic minority groups, the animations are available in 17 different languages and are suitable for use on a wide range of social media platforms. They cover key topics including vaccine safety, how it was tested, how it was developed so quickly, what is in it, and what the side effects are. Original files can be downloaded from the campaign resource centre in the form of short clips and also a longer video, and the English versions are also available on YouTube.
NHS England and NHS Improvement has published FAQs for healthcare professionals on vaccinations for children and young people (13/08/2021)
Working in partnership with Surrey County Council, Surrey Heartlands CCG have produced the following short films, aimed at reaching people and groups from Eastern European Communities to encourage Covid-19 vaccine uptake. The three people featured explain why they have had their Covid-19 vaccine.
Please help us to share these short films with your relevant contacts, channels and groups.
- Agnieszka Paszkiewicz, originally from Poland, now lives in Camberley - https://youtu.be/NBZQ8f91Bak (Polish)
- Dorin Saioc, originally from Romania, now lives in Bookham - https://youtu.be/NBZQ8f91Bak (Romanian)
- Dajana Topczewsk (Di), originally from Poland, now lives in Guildford - https://youtu.be/IVCJlJAxDZc (Polish)
Dr Amir Khan, Dr Dawn Harper and Dr Karan Ranj explain in this video why it is more important than ever for people to get their winter vaccines (flu and COVID-19 booster) as soon as possible this autumn as both viruses have the potential to cause serious illness and hospitalisation.
Those eligible for the free flu vaccine and COVID-19 booster jab are being urged to book their appointments as soon as possible in a new campaign aiming to help people give themselves and their loved ones essential protection this winter.
This comes as new research suggests that adults in England are severely underestimating the combined threat of COVID-19 and flu this winter.