Delivering a safe and effective vaccine
The NHS has begun to deliver a safe and effective Covid-19 vaccination programme beginning with people identified in the priority cohorts by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).
These vaccines are safe and effective for the vast majority of people – they have been tested on thousands of people and assessed by experts.
Primary care, hospital and community teams are working with our county and borough councils and a wide range of other community partners and are doing an incredible job to deliver what is the largest vaccination programme in NHS history.
At the bottom of this page, you can also view a series of videos in South Asian languages which address some of the concerns raised by people from ethnic minorities about the COVID-19 vaccine. These videos, created by the UK Vaccine Taskforce and hosted on the BBC News web pages, are in Gujarati, Punjabi, Sylheti, Tamil and Urdu – and there is also a version in English.
A COVID-19 vaccination guide for older adults leaflet is available in a range of languages, including Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Farsi, Gujarati, Hindi, Nepali, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Somali, Spanish, Tagalog and Turkish. Please click here to view them.
National vaccination guidance can be found here COVID-19 vaccination: a guide to phase 2 of the programme – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).
And here is an easy read guide to the vaccine, produced by Mencap.
As per national guidance a Buckinghamshire Health & Social Care Staff Vaccination Allocation Bureau has been established to identify and prioritise Health and Social Care workers for the COVID vaccination. For more information on this, please click here.
More details of vaccination sites available to Buckinghamshire residents are available here.
Please click on the link to view COVID-19 vaccine Facts and Guidance
Vaccination information videos in South Asian languages
These videos cover a range of subjects around the vaccination programme and other related issues. They have been created by the BBC Asian Network and are hosted on the BBC News web pages. Please click on the link to each subject and scroll down to view versions in Gujarati, Punjabi, Sylheti, Tamil and Urdu.
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Divya Chadha Manek from the UK Vaccine Taskforce answers questions from British Asians about the vaccine:
Dr Komal Badiani answers frequently asked questions about the vaccine in Gujarati.
Dr Dilsher Singh answers frequently asked questions about the coronavirus vaccine in Punjabi.
Dr Abdul Mannan answers frequently asked questions about the coronavirus vaccine in Sylheti.
Dr Venughanan Manikavasagar answers frequently asked questions about the coronavirus vaccine in Tamil.
Dr Nadia Ghani answers frequently asked questions about the coronavirus vaccine in Urdu.