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When it's your turn, get vaccinated.

 

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.

What people from your community said... 

"Covid-19 has made me feel anxious about leaving the house. But now I’m vaccinated, my mind is more at ease."

"Covid-19 has made me feel anxious about leaving the house, but friends who have had the vaccine have assured me the vaccine centres are following all the right guidelines to keep us safe."

"Since Covid-19, I don’t like leaving the house. But as more of us continue to get the vaccine, I’m feeling more confident. I can’t wait for normal life again."

 

 

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.

What people from your community said... 

"I know some people don’t believe the Covid-19 vaccine will work but we’ve got to trust the independent regulatory experts. They wouldn’t approve something that isn’t completely safe and effective."

"The Covid-19 vaccine rollout has happened so quickly because there has been worldwide scientific support and funding to enable scientists to complete years of work in just a matter of months."

"We have to remember the Covid-19 vaccine was able to meet approval so quickly because so many resources went into it. It’s now up to us to get the jab and help get life back to normal."

 

 

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).

What people from your community said... 

"I was anxious about feeling sick after the Covid-19 jab, but I’ve had zero side effects. I’m really glad I booked my appointment."

"Most vaccines have mild side effects but just like the flu jab, mine disappeared by the next day."

"I’ve spoken to people who felt tired and a little sore after they got their Covid-19 vaccine – but I felt completely fine afterwards. I’m so glad I went."

 

 

Are you worried about reports of blood clots linked to the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine?

 

The Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine is safe and effective

  • The latest scientific advice is that the benefits of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine in preventing Covid-19, with its associated risk of hospitalisation and death, far outweigh any risk despite possible links between the vaccine and extremely rare and unlikely to occur blood clots. 
  • The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA), World Health Organisation (WHO), Public Health England (PHE), and the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis have all recommended continuing the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine roll out here in the UK.
  • More than 20 million doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine have now been administered across the UK, and the number of rare blood clots reported after having the vaccine is not greater than the number that would have occurred naturally in the vaccinated population.
  • It is also important to remember that catching COVID-19 can also cause blood clots too.
  • However, as a precaution the MHRA is advising careful consideration is given to people who are at higher risk of specific types of blood clots because of an existing medical condition.

What the MHRA have said...

"Over 37 million doses of vaccines against COVID-19 have now been administered in the UK, saving thousands of lives through the biggest vaccination programme that has ever taken place in the UK."

"No effective medicine or vaccine is without risk. We continually monitor safety during widespread use of any vaccine. This is to ensure vaccines are performing as expected, to identify any new side effects that may arise, and to ensure the benefits continue to outweigh the risks."

"It is still vitally important that people come forward for their vaccination when invited to do so."

 

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.

What people from your community said... 

"I thought I didn’t need the jab as I’ve had Covid-19, but now I understand that the vaccine may protect me from the other variants."

"I’ve had Covid-19 before, but the vaccine will help protect me from catching it again and passing it onto others who could become seriously ill."

"I’ve already had Covid-19 but there isn’t enough research to confirm I can’t catch it again, and worse. That’s why I’m getting my vaccine."

 

 

 

Hear more from the people in your community

Find out more about what the people in your community are saying about the Covid-19 vaccine on this YouTube channel.

You can also find videos and information about the vaccine in your language here.

 

Where can I found out more?

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 our FAQS page.