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For individuals where there is no alternative carer to enable access to a vaccine site or unable to afford replacement care.
For those individuals with a learning disability and dementia.
For individuals where English is a second language, hard of hearing, deaf (sign language user) visual impairment, literacy needs and digital literacy.
Latest government guidance translated into 60 languages (Doctors of the World)Public Health England (Covid-19 Vaccine Resources): Resources - Coronavirus Resource centre (phe.gov.uk)
Immunisation information for Migrants
The migrant immunisation information leaflet can be provided to anyone who has moved to the UK. It advises migrants on the need to register with a GP to get up to date with their routine vaccinations.
For individuals who have concerns about the process and what to expect and could have eligibility concerns with regards to checks that will be required
For those individuals experiencing financial hardship
Citizens Advice Devon: Seven local citizens advice charities in Devon which provide free, confidential and impartial advice to help people find a way forward, whatever problems they face.Advice Plymouth: a formal consortium of not-for-profit advice agencies, commissioned by Plymouth City Council to deliver a co-ordinated advice and information service for the people of Plymouth.
These documents are here to help reduce those patients who DNA in the first place by addressing key subjects such as raising awareness, accessibility, information systems, audit & monitoring.
COVID19 Connect and Exchange Hub - This Hub is for people passionate about increasing the uptake of the vaccine in all communities.
For individuals with a learning disability, dementia or may lack the mental capacity to make their own decisions about their care and treatment. This applies to those aged 16 and over.
For individuals with a needle phobia, Agoraphobia and other anxieties preventing access to vaccine sites
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust: Overcoming your needle phobia (fear of needles)
For individuals that may need support accessing sites and assistance with booking using digital booking systems.
For individuals who have concerns about vaccine content and religious observance days coinciding with 2nd dose.
Hikmat Devon CIC – Enabling and supporting minority ethnic communities in Devon
Devon County Council - Cultural competency Diversity Guide: Religion and belief – Equality and Diversity
For individuals that cannot access transport and this is considered a barrier (See also “Financial Hardship’)
Access Plymouth (Restricted Services due to Covid) – Transport options for Plymouth
Totnes caring: Help and support to vulnerable, disabled and older people in the local community of Totnes and surrounding parishes.
For those individuals with a previous poor experience with a vaccination, underlying health conditions and a concern about the vaccine effort. Concerns about efficacy, mistrust of the system / services, safety, concern about side effects, apathy and a lack of information to make an informed choice.
Published: April 2021
Updated: May 2021
Published: April 2021Last updated: 18-05-2021