Page last updated: 17 February, 2021, 5:16pm
COVID-19 information is available in different languages and more accessible formats, to ensure no one is forgotten
The NHS in Essex is making sure everyone has access to useful information about COVID-19 and the vaccination programme. A range of materials in different languages including Polish, Romanian and Chinese, along with information in different formats including easy-read leaflets, and video, can be found on the recently launched Essex-wide website www.essexcovidvaccine.nhs.uk. This will help make sure that we reach as many of our diverse communities across Essex as possible.
The information available covers a range of topics including:
- General vaccination advice and guidance
- Easy-read information for people with learning difficulties
- Resources for people with sensory impairment
- Information on why you have to wait for a vaccine and what to expect afterwards
- Advice for older adults and pregnant women
- Advice for using transport
- Key information for migrants
You can access translated and easy-read information by visiting the ‘Information and Support’ page at www.essexcovidvaccine.nhs.uk/information-support
Dr Sunil Gupta, a GP and Senior Responsible Officer for promoting equality and reducing inequalities in mid and south Essex said:
“We want to make sure everyone in Essex has access to the latest information about COVID-19 and getting vaccinated. This includes residents from our diverse communities who we know can sometimes be hesitant about getting a vaccination.
“This can be down to language barriers in our communities as well as the need to make information available in a range of formats that are easily understood. Providing translated information in a resident’s own language is an essential part of getting everyone vaccinated and protecting our communities.”