COVID-19 Vaccination Resources

COVID-19 vaccination resources

Here you can find resources about the COVID-19 vaccination programme to help communities across Lincolnshire find out more about what the vaccine means for you. For answers to the most frequently asked questions relating to the vaccine, these communities and so much more, visit our ‘Your questions answered’ page

Vaccination priority groups

In Lincolnshire we continue to vaccinate in line with the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation guidelines.  Information in relation to phase two of the roll out is now available here

 

PRIORITY GROUPINGS ORDER

Prioritisation 

The full prioritisation list can be found here and is as follows (in order of priority):  

  • Residents in a care home for older adults and their carers 
  • All those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers 
  • All those 75 years of age and over 
  • All those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals 
  • All those 65 years of age and over. All individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and 
  • mortality 
  • All those 60 years of age and over 
  • All those 55 years of age and over 
  • All those 50 years of age and over 
  • All those aged 40 to 49 years
  • All those aged 30 to 39 years
  • All those aged 18 to 29 years

Information for people with a weakened immune system

Weakened Immune System

A person with a weak immune system may be more prone to frequent infections. There are range of conditions which can weaken the immune system and cause a person to become immunocompromised – the following are links to information for some of these conditions:

Macmillan COVID-19 and cancer treatment

Rheumatoid arthritis and COVID-19

Lupus and COVID-19 resources

MS information 

Crohns and colitis COVID-19 advice

COVID-19 guidance for people living with HIV

COVID-19 and your stem cell transplant

Information for pregnant women

A guide to COVID-19 vaccination; all women of childbearing age, those currently pregnant or breastfeeding

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists website has a range of information and videos relating to COVID-19 vaccines, pregnancy and breastfeeding and can be found here

We have a series of videos for your information as well:

1. Fertility & IVF.mp4 from Lincolnshire NHS on Vimeo.

2. Breastfeeding.mp4 from Lincolnshire NHS on Vimeo.

 

Information for carers

Unpaid adult carers are now eligible. (Those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person or child who is at increased risk of COVID-19 mortality and therefore clinically vulnerable).

If you are an adult carer, you can either:

Wait to be contacted by your GP or local vaccination service to invite you to attend an appointment at your local vaccination centre.

Make an appointment at either of our large vaccination sites (at Boston’s PRSA, or Lincolnshire Showground), by visiting www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination , or calling 119 free of charge, anytime between 7am and 11pm seven days a week. 

To ensure you are eligible to attend as part of this group, you must also be eligible for carers allowance, or registered as a carer with your GP, the County Council or the Lincolnshire Carers’ Service.

If you are not yet, it is simple to register using our dedicated service. Please complete this form at the Lincolnshire Carers’ Service or call 01522 782031.

Further guides can be found below if you care for someone with severe mental illnesses:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/blog/if-you-have-severe-mental-illness-the-time-to-get-your-covid-19-vaccination-is-now/

·       A guide for people with Severe Mental Illness and their carers on what to expect from the COVID-19 vaccination programme

·       Information and advice from Rethink Mental Illness on the COVID-19 vaccination for people living with Severe Mental Illness

·       Information from Mind in the COVID-19 vaccination and mental health

 

Information for people with learning disabilities

Below are a series of leaflets and resources that can be read prior to attending the vaccination centre.  These resources will help provide accessible appointments to ensure people with a learning disability and autistic people in a high-risk group have safe and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccination:

Covid Vaccine film produced by Skills for People and Learning Disability England

 

The NHS in England has developed some materials and videos to support the uptake of the COVID-19 vaccination for people with a learning disability. They include the following: 

·       Details on what the COVID-19 vaccine is 

·       Details that anyone with a learning disability is now in priority group 6

·       Informing people with a learning disability to check with their GP whether they are on the learning disability register and a video produced by Mencap which provides more information.

·       Information encouraging those people aged over 70 and with a learning disability who haven't been contacted by the NHS to have their COVID vaccination to contact their GP.

·       Annual health checks

·       Reasonable adjustments

         Information on what happens after a vaccine

There is also an easy-read document, providing a road map of the lockdown easing, for those with learning disabilities. This can be found by following this link

Please follow the link to the GOV.UK website providing sign language videos on the COVID 19 vaccination processes.

Further guides can be found below:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/blog/if-you-have-severe-mental-illness-the-time-to-get-your-covid-19-vaccination-is-now/

·       A guide for people with Severe Mental Illness and their carers on what to expect from the COVID-19 vaccination programme

·       Information and advice from Rethink Mental Illness on the COVID-19 vaccination for people living with Severe Mental Illness

·       Information from Mind in the COVID-19 vaccination and mental health

Information for ethnic minorities

A group of celebrities have released a video addressing vaccine misinformation in BAME communities. The group, including actors Adil Ray and Meera Syal, as well as cricketeer Moeen Ali and presenter Konnie Huq, appealed to black, Asian and ethnic minority communities in the UK to help address hesitancy around the COVID-19 vaccine.

The BBC Asian Network has published five new coronavirus videos in different South Asian languages, including Punjabi, Urdu, Gujarati, Sylheti and Tamil. 

The videos feature doctors answering questions from their older relatives about the coronavirus variants and vaccine.

Click here to watch the videos.

Please see the link below to a video that was produced by the "Two White Muslims" Project on the Islamic perspective of the current Coronavirus Pandemic

The take up of the vaccine from Ethnic Minority Communities and Muslims in Particular, is low for various reasons including the confusion about what religion has to say about it. Hence, we produced this video to clear out any misconceptions and provide references from the Quran and the Prophet's teachings on this subject. 

A Letter to Loved Ones

Sir Lenny Henry urges Black Britons to get the COVID-19 vaccine, in a 'letter to loved ones'.

Some videos for Eastern European communities have also been produced

COVID-19 Vaccines Dr Niemotko from Greyfriars Surgery, Boston - Polish from Lincolnshire NHS on Vimeo.

 

11. Eastern Europeans fearful of the vaccine.mp4 from Lincolnshire NHS on Vimeo.

 

12. Eastern European concerns about the safety of the Oxford AZ.mp4 from Lincolnshire NHS on Vimeo.

 

Information for people working with the homeless community

Groundswell has launched a short film and accompanying guide for frontline workers in the homelessness sector.

The COVID-19 vaccine: information for frontline workers supporting people experiencing homelessness from Groundswell UK on Vimeo.

 

Translated materials

We have a wide variety of translated leaflets and documents available in multiple languages, click on the links to download the files:

English

- How to register with a GP

- COVID Vaccination Q&A factsheet

- Vaccination side effects

Polish

- COVID Vaccination information

- COVID vaccination side effects

- How to register with a GP

Bulgarian

- COVID Vaccination information

- COVID vaccination side effects

- How to register with a GP

Romanian

- COVID Vaccination information

- COVID vaccination side effects

- How to register with a GP

Lithuanian

- COVID Vaccination information

- COVID vaccination side effects

- How to register with a GP

Latvian

- COVID Vaccination information

- COVID vaccination side effects

- How to register with a GP

Russian

- COVID Vaccination information

- How to register with a GP

Slovak

- COVID vaccination side effects

Ukrainian

- COVID vaccination side effects

Doctors of the World has created COVID-19 translated resources in 60 languages, which were produced in partnership with the British Red Cross. 

The complete list: Afrikaans*, Albanian*, Amharic*, Arabic*, Armenian*, Bengali, Bulgarian*, Burmese, Czech, Dari, Dutch, English*, Estonian, Farsi, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hausa, Hindi, Hungarian, Igbo, Indonesian, Italian, Kiswahili, Korean, Krio, Kurdish Sorani, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Nepali, Oromo, Pahari, Pashto, Pidgin, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Romany, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Sindhi, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Tetum, Tigrinya, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Twi, Urdu, Vietnamese, Wolof, Yiddish, Yoruba.

Click here to access the resources.

We are very happy to let you know that our COVID-19 vaccine guidance has been translated into a further 11 languages, including Spanish, French, Polish and Portuguese. These new languages are now available on our website for you to download.

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