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Make sure to use accurate information when talking about vaccination

With over 10 million vaccinations so far it is important that we all keep making sure that the right messages about vaccines and vaccinations are reaching everybody.

As community members or Neighbourhood Watch Coordinators we hope that you find this information useful and can keep spreading the word whenever you can.  All of these sources and resources have factual and useful information which you can use when answering questions.

Over the next week we’ll be sharing information about vaccination bit by bit so that you can share it with others.  But to start with here’s a very comprehensive document (27 pages) from NHS which answers every possible question about vaccination and vaccines. Read it first. Share it. Refer to it if people ask you questions.  Remember to use this sort of information as a source of reference – not bits and pieces you might read on social media or get ‘on the grapevine’. It’s critical we provide accurate and truthful answers to people’s questions.

Download this guidance document here.

A few more useful sources of information:

The North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has a page on their website full of up to date, factual information about vaccines and vaccination. It’s here

HealthWatch Lincolnshire hosted an online webinar recently about the vaccination programme and you can watch it on Youtube here It’s Lincolnshire rather than North East Lincolnshire, but there’s plenty of generally useful information in there. It’s also an hour long, so you might want to grab a cup of tea.

If you have neighbours who do not speak English, then remember that there are lots of resources about Covid-19 that have been translated into lots of different languages. You can access all of these from this webpage Perhaps you could find the appropriate guidance for them and send them the right email link?