If English isn’t your first language these resources might be helpful for explaining more about the covid vaccine. We have added all the information currently available in these languages from NHS England. There is also information in British Sign Language (BSL), Easy Read formats and also resources for people with a learning disability and autistic people which might be helpful.
Use the drop down boxes on this page to view further information.
There are links to resources below for the languages of Romanian, Polish, Chinese, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, Arabic, Turkish, Farsi and Kurdish.
COVID-19 vaccination: an easy-read leaflet for at-risk children and young people aged 12 to 15 years
Covid-19 Vaccination consent form for adults - Easy Read
A guide to your COVID-19 vaccination - Easy Read
Guide to COVID-19 vaccination for women who might get pregnant or are breastfeeding their baby - Easy Read
'Sharing information about your support needs' An Easy Read guide from The NHS England Learning Disability and Autism Engagement Team
This includes links to:
- A webinar on learning disabilities and the vaccine
- A Mencap easy read information about the Coronavirus vaccine
- A Downs Syndrome Association’s easy read guide to the Coronavirus vaccination
- And more...
Translations of easy-read COVID-19 vaccination leaflets
Public Health England (PHE) has published translated versions of easy-read leaflets on the COVID-19 vaccinations.
The leaflets, which include information on what to expect after your vaccine and information for women who are pregnant or are breastfeeding their baby, are now available in 21 languages including English, Arabic, Urdu and Polish.
Vaccination: British Sign Language resources
A guide for older adults:
What to expect after your vaccine:
The government has published British Sign Language (BSL) videos related to the vaccination programme and blood clotting.
The leaflets on which these videos are based are also available to download and paper copies are also available to order.
This is a short film which describes what is a vaccine is, how vaccines are made, why you should get a vaccine, whether a vaccine make you ill and how to decide whether to have a vaccine.
This is a short film which talks about coronavirus and the coronavirus vaccine. It describes what a vaccine is and how you might feel when you have the vaccine and how important it is to have the vaccine.
Produced by Skills for People and Learning Disability England.
Reasonable adjustment resources
Training resources and materials are available here for COVID 19 vaccinators and volunteers - providing top tips on communicating with people with a learning disability and autistic people and reasonable adjustments that should be considered.
This short film 'What digital flagging means for patients' is about how sharing information can help staff in health services know the right way to work with people with a learning disability and/or autism.
Learning Disability Register - why is it important?
This film was created by Skills for People about people why people with a learning disability should get on their doctors learning disability register, as it is really important.
Covid: Vaccine scams information in South Asian language
As coronavirus vaccines were being rolled out across the UK, fraudsters have used this as an opportunity to scam people. The NHS is warning everyone to be vigilant about fake vaccination invitations.
BBC Asian Network is helping people in the South Asian community to spot potential scams, with advice videos in five South Asian languages: Urdu, Punjabi, Sylheti, Tamil and Gujarati. All are available here.
Covid: Further information in South Asian languages
Useful information links:
NHS England Guide: 'Supporting COVID-19 vaccine uptake during Ramadan'
Infographic on Testing & Vaccination COVID-19 during Ramadan from Muslim Doctors Association and NHS Race & Health Observatory
Covid vaccine: Fasting during Ramadan 'should not stop Muslims getting jab' -
Vaccine during Ramadan will not break fast, leading Muslim NHS workers say -
Fasting during Ramadan should not stop worshippers getting Covid vaccine, leading Muslim NHS workers say - Evening Standard
Gujarati - Sister Aasiya Sheikh
Kannada - Dr Sharada Gudur
Telugu - Dr Saifuddin Shaik
Malayalam - Dr Saleel Abdul Samad
Malayalam - Dr Pappachan Joseph
Arabic - Dr Mostafa Negmeldin
Punjabi - Dr Munish Batra
Urdu - Dr Mohammed Munavvar
Tamil - Dr Chera Arunachalam
Polish - Dr Joanna Czechowska
COVID-19 vaccination guide for older adults - Romanian version
What to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination - Romanian version
Why do I have to wait for my COVID-19 vaccination - Romanian version
COVID-19 vaccination guide for childbearing women - Romanian version
COVID-19 vaccination guide for older adults - Bengali version
Why do I have to wait for my COVID-19 vaccination - Bengali version
What to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination - Bengali version
COVID-19 vaccination a guide for childbearing women - Bengali version
Raj Verma, Associate Medical Director at North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust explains why it is important to get your vaccine in Hindi.
COVID-19 vaccination guide for older adults - Hindi version
COVID-19 vaccination a guide for childbearing women - Hindi version
Why do I have to wait for my COVID-19 vaccination - Hindi version
What to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination - Hindi version
COVID-19 vaccination guide for older adults - Arabic version
Why do I have to wait for my COVID-19 vaccination - Arabic version
What to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination - Arabic version
COVID-19 vaccination a guide for childbearing women - Arabic version
National public health advice
Public Health England (PHE) has advice on: Hands. Face. Space. guidance, symptoms, NHS Test and Trace, and the NHS Covid-19 smartphone app
- Translations include: Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Polish, Punjabi India, Punjabi Pakistan, Simplified Chinese, Slovakian, Somali and Urdu.
- Alternative formats include: Easy Read, large print, BSL and audio files.
Doctors of the World has Covid-19 information translated into 61 different languages, including how migrants can access NHS Health Services.
The Covid-19 Infographics website has easy to understand graphics in a variety of languages to help summarise key points about Covid-19.
The main symptoms of Covid-19 are a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a change to your sense of smell or taste.
- Public Health England has information about symptoms available in different languages and alternative formats.
NHS Covid-19 smartphone app
The NHS Covid-19 smartphone app helps control the spread of Covid-19.
- Download information and resources on the Covid-19 app in Arabic, Bengali, Bilingual, Chinese, Gujarati, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Somali, Turkish, Urdu and Welsh.
- Download information and resources about the app in alternative formats.
- Watch short videos explaining how the app works in a number of languages and BSL (more languages are being added).
NHS Test and Trace
Test and Trace is very important to stop Covid-19 spreading.
- Public Health England has advice about testing, self-isolating, and being contacted by NHS Test and Trace available in many languages and alternative formats.
Information about covid safety in schools is available from Public Health England.
- Read leaflets containing translated information on early years, primary and secondary age.
Mental health advice
Information about mental health advice has been translated by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. It is available in: Arabic , Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Pashto, Farsi, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish, Urdu and Welsh.
For local mental health support, the Community Roots website can be displayed in 80 languages.
GOV.UK has translated versions and alternative formats of leaflets and posters explaining why it's important to have the flu vaccination.