Are you still unsure about the Covid-19 vaccine?

 

Whatever your concerns, we want to ensure everyone has all the facts around the vaccine and nobody gets left behind.

 

Scroll down and find out what the people in your community are saying.

Do you feel nervous about leaving the house for your jab?

Covid-19 vaccination centres are safe

  • The vaccine centres are all set up to be safe, maintain social distancing and to get people vaccinated as efficiently and quickly as possible
  • Being vaccinated will protect you from the virus, therefore making you feel safer and less worried about leaving the house
  • Don’t forget to maintain social distancing, always wear a mask and keep washing your hands regularly.

 

Are you unsure the vaccine will work?

The vaccine works

  • The NHS are only using vaccines that are proven to be safe and offer the highest levels of protection.
  • All vaccines have been given approval by the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. These people are responsible for ensuring all medicines are effective and safe.
  • There has been worldwide scientific support and funding to create the Covid-19 vaccine. This global effort has allowed scientists to work together and complete years of work in just a matter of months.

 

Are you worried about the side effects of the vaccination?

Side effects of the vaccine are very mild

  • The NHS will not offer any Covid-19 vaccinations to the public until they pass all the necessary regulatory tests and are signed off as safe by the independent experts.
  • Millions of people have been given a Covid-19 vaccination with only a small number reporting
    side effects. No long-term complications have been recorded.
  • The vaccines approved for use in the UK have all met strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness set out by the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

 

Do you think because you have had Covid you don’t need the vaccine?

Even if you have had Covid-19 you still need to get the vaccination

  • Getting vaccinated is just as important for those who have already had Covid-19 as it is for those who haven’t – including those who had no symptoms.
  • It is not yet known how long the antibodies your body made in response to Covid-19 last. Therefore, a vaccine will offer you protection from possible re-infection.
  • The level of immunity you have from Covid-19 is determined by the level of antibodies you have in your body. The vaccine is designed to ensure your body has just the right number of antibodies to fight the virus.

 

Find out what the people in your community are saying

To find out more about what the people in your community are saying about the Covid-19 vaccine, please visit our YouTube channel.

When it’s your turn, get vaccinated

For more information on the Covid-19 vaccine, including who can get it, how it’s given and when you can get yours, please visit the nhs.uk website.