What to expect when you have your jab (Easy Read)Having a Covid-19 jab (vaccine) at the Racecourse


Hello, I'm MikeHello, I am Mike.

I am going to have a Covid-19 jab (vaccine) at Brighton Racecourse.


What to expect when you have your jab (Easy Read) 1We phoned, to book my jab (vaccination) at the Racecourse.

Phone:  0300 303 8060


What to expect when you have your jab (Easy Read) 2We told them that I have a learning disability and need

  • more time,
  • a quiet space and
  • things explained to me in easy words.

We also told them what has helped me to have jabs in the past.


This is me getting ready at homeThis is me getting ready at home.

I am making sure I have my:

  • Face covering
  • Tissues
  • Hand gel
  • Drink
  • Comic book
  • Sunflower lanyard
  • Thumbs up card

Easy clothesTo make it easy to have the jab (vaccination)

I am wearing a t-shirt and hoody.


What to expect when you have your jab (Easy Read) 3I am going in the car with my brother today.


What to expect when you have your jab (Easy Read) 4If you need help to get to the Racecourse you can book free transport:

Phone 01444 275008

Open:  Monday to Friday

10:00 to 1:00 and 2:00 to 5:00


Staff in yellow tops showed me where to goWhen I got to the Racecourse

staff in yellow tops showed me

where to go.


I showed the staff my Speak Out thumbs up card and sunflower lanyard

When I got to the front door,

I showed the staff my

Speak Out thumbs up card and

sunflower lanyard.

I told them I have a learning disability.

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The staff took my temperature. When I got inside, the staff took my temperature.


What to expect when you have your jab (Easy Read) 7To check I haven’t got Covid-19, the staff asked me:

  • Do you, or people in your  house have Covid?
  • Are you, or people in your house waiting for a Covid-19 test result?
  • Have you met with anyone who has been told they have Covid-19?

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  • In the last 10 days have you travelled out of the country?

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  • Do you have any of these symptoms?
    • high temperature or fever
    • new continuous cough
    • loss or alteration to taste or smell

This is me at the reception desk

This is me at the reception desk.

The staff asked me these questions:

  • Have you got an appointment?
  • What is your name?
  • What is your date of birth?

They gave me a form to give to the person doing the vaccination and easy read information.


The staff in yellow tops took me to the person doing the jabThe staff in yellow tops took me to the person doing the jab (vaccination).


The person doing the jab (vaccination) asked me some questionsThe person doing the jab (vaccination) asked me these questions:

  • My name
  • My date of birth
  • My ethnicity
  • Am I allergic to any medication?
  • How I felt after my 1st Covid-19 vaccination?
  • In the last 7 days have I had any other vaccinations?
  • Am I on a Covid-19 trial?
  • Am I on any medication that makes my blood thin?
  • They ask females if they are pregnant.

My brother helped me answer the questions.


This is me having my jabThis is me having my jab (vaccination).

Relax, try not to worry about it,

it’s not as bad as you think.


The nurse put cottonwool on my armAfter I had the jab (vaccine),

the nurse put cottonwool on my arm.


I had to rest for 15 minutes after the jabI had to rest for 15 minutes after the jab (vaccination).

I was pleased I brought my comic book,

so I had something to do.


This is me after the jabThis is me after the jab (vaccination).

I felt happy that I got my jab (vaccination) done.

It’s nothing to worry about because

it helps to keep you safe.


What to expect when you have your jab (Easy Read) 10If you have questions about the

Covid-19 jab (vaccine) you can phone:

Phone: 0800 433 4545

Open 9am to 4pm,

Monday to Friday.

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What to expect when you have your jab (Easy Read) 11A very big thank you to Mike for sharing his story.


What to expect when you have your jab (Easy Read) 12This story was made for the

Racecourse Vaccination Centre by:

Mike and Jane Viner
Learning Disability Health Facilitator
Jane.viner@brighton-hove.gove.uk

August 2021

 

You can also download and print Mike’s story about getting his vaccination.

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