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Supporting health and social care providers in Devon

Vaccination

Last Updated 10:00am, 24 May 2021


Introduction

If you have any specific issues or questions that you would like to raise please do so as follows:

COVID-19 vaccination

National information collection

The COVID-19 gov.uk website will be frequently updated as the vaccination programme is implemented. It contains links to the following documents, including translations and easy read versions:

New advice for the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine

Following the national press conference, which sets out new advice for the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, the following have been issued:

Concerned about the COVID-19 vaccine...

We highlight those messages, which we think are most powerful and effective in addressing concerns about vaccination with the following audiences: people concerned about pregnancy and fertility, people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities and people concerned with overall vaccine safety.

All about COVID vaccinations: Addressing some common vaccine concerns

Vaccination: health and social care staff

Messages relevant to health and social care staff

Eligible frontline social care staff can self-refer for vaccination through either the online referral form or by emailing Devon CCG directly. The CCG will then source the best available vaccination slot for you from those available. If you still have staff who have not been vaccinated or maybe have new starters please do take up the opportunity and protect yourself and others.

Vaccination: care homes

We put together various messages related to vaccination in care homes.

Vaccination: FAQs

Vaccination: promotional material

Vaccines scams warning

Criminals are sending out texts and emails trying to make money from the pandemic, often with links to convincing fake NHS websites. Please remember that the NHS will NEVER ask for payment details so any requests for them will be fraudulent ones.
Information and advice on scams and how to report them

Resources for raising awareness about vaccine fraud and what to look for to protect against scams

Recordings of COVID-19 vaccination webinars

Recordings of various webinars in one place.

NHS Devon vaccination stakeholder briefings

NHS Devon vaccination stakeholder briefings

Flu vaccination

National guidance of flu vaccination

Flu vaccination guidance for social care workers updated 28 October 2020 and a leaflet summarising the guidance.

Flu e-learning

On-line course to ensure staff understand this year’s flu vaccination programme.

Flu jab materials

A wide range of resources is available from the national Campaign Resource Centre including:

  • Posters – for pregnant women, children 2-3 years old and people with long term health conditions, translated posters for carers
  • Social media assets
  • Digital screens and web banners
  • A range of translated assets – including posters and leaflets
  • Easy read posters and leaflets
  • Videos for those with a learning disability, or carer of someone with a learning disability, on the importance of the flu vaccine
  • Braille leaflets
  • British Sign Language videos
  • A flu message to add to your email signature

Plus a leaflet explaining why, if a person is eligible, they may be asked to wait for their vaccine.

Learning disability flu vaccination film

Misfits Theatre Company have produced this upbeat film tackling misinformation surrounding the flu vaccination head on and urging people with learning disabilities and their carers to get their free flu vaccine as soon as possible.

Flu vaccination programme for front line social care staff

All frontline health and social care staff are eligible for a FREE flu vaccination this year. There are is no national shortage of the flu vaccine, there are enough doses for 30 million people to be vaccinated in England.

This season, early demand for flu vaccine has also been higher than usual due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. This means that some GP practices and pharmacies will have to ask people to wait until they receive further deliveries.

At present people who are more at risk from flu are being prioritised, including people with long-term health conditions.

You will be able to access your free vaccination via your GP or Pharmacy, and bookings will open again shortly when additional stock becomes available.

Please fill out this simple form to access a letter confirming your eligibility for the vaccine.

To find out more please see Why am I being asked to wait for my flu vaccine?


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