Vaccinations

Vaccine consent forms

Consent form that requires completion when attending COVID-19 vaccination appointments translated into the most common community languages. Further languages available on request; please email antonia.bennett1@nhs.net

Reassurance messages

The British Islamic Medical Association have produced a position statement on both the Pfizer and the Astra-Zeneca vaccines which includes a statement on animal products and recommends the vaccine for Muslim communities. They also have a statement about vaccination while fasting during Ramadan.

The British Islamic Medical Association have also produced a ‘Myth buster’ with infographics.

The Muslim Council of Great Britain (MCB) website holds Coronavirus information including; Advice for Mosques and Madrasas, statements of support for the COVID-19 vaccinations, and a ‘myth buster’ with infographics.

The Catholic Church offers reassurance messages that Catholics may “in good conscience receive any of these vaccines for the good of others and themselves”.

In the London Borough of Lambeth, a GP from a high risk group was filmed having their vaccination:

Your vaccination stories: Asmat Roe, a Brighton and Hove resident, was vaccinated at Brighton Race Course in February. She is retired and remains very active in the local BAME community, One Voice and Faith Groups and Muslim Women’s groups. Asmat was very keen to get the call inviting her to a vaccination appointment, as she knew it would help protect her, her family and everyone else. Read more about Asmat’s visit.

Testing

Information about testing from West Sussex County Council is available in a range of languages.

Lock down rules

Your experience

We want to hear about your experiences of living through Covid-19. Your stories will help shape how we work together to help you to stay safe in the short term and address health inequalities in the longer term.

Information about Coronavirus / COVID-19

Government updates

The Government released translated guidance for self-isolation, shielding vulnerable people, and for households with a possible coronavirus case. The links are below:

Public Health England has published a migrant health guide on NHS entitlements available in multiple languages.

The NHS website also includes health information and resources available in community languages.

Public Health England have a COVID-19 resource site where translated information and resources such as posters are available.

World Health Organisation guidance

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued guidance in a number of languages:

Using an oximeter

The Sussex Health and Care Partnership have produced an animation to support people with using an oximeter, in British Sign Language and over ten languages. An oximeter is a small device that measures someone’s pulse and the percentage of oxygen in their blood.

(Select the button with three lines and an arrow to select a different language from the menu).

Local authorities in Sussex

Hindi and Nepali factsheets

The Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Brighton and Sussex Medical School has produced COVID-19 factsheets which have been co-produced by ethnic minority community groups in Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

Services during the pandemic

The Sussex ‘Right Care Right Time’ leaflet provides information about accessing NHS services during COVID-19.

Partners