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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.


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. 

Leaflets:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-easy-read-resources 


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.

Guidance:

Collection:

Materials:

 


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.


The COVID-19 vaccination programme for young people: guidance for parents is available to order or download in the following languages:


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: UrduPunjabiSylhetiTamil and Gujarati. All are available here.


Covid: Further information in South Asian languages

Further BBC video content in five South Asian languages includes: 

•    Travelling Rules 
•    Vaccine Scams
•    Test and trace
•    Vaccine explainer
•    Vaccine Q&A
•    Vaccine myths busting


Gujarati - Sister Aasiya Sheikh

https://vimeo.com/585381749/3b42baf28f 

 

Kannada - Dr Sharada Gudur

https://vimeo.com/585381650/38e0b2d90e

 

Telugu - Dr Saifuddin Shaik

https://vimeo.com/585381485/3380b82646

 

Malayalam - Dr Saleel Abdul Samad

https://vimeo.com/585381369/9ce86997c0

 

Malayalam - Dr Pappachan Joseph

https://vimeo.com/585381265/71ddffbfa0

 

Arabic - Dr Mostafa Negmeldin

https://vimeo.com/585381140/07c5b5b5de

 

Punjabi - Dr Munish Batra

https://vimeo.com/585381029/040b883e3c

 

Urdu - Dr Mohammed Munavvar

https://vimeo.com/585380939/71908e3cfc

 

Tamil - Dr Chera Arunachalam

https://vimeo.com/585380778/b7f6c037dc

 

Polish - Dr Joanna Czechowska

https://vimeo.com/585348009/1a51837c6d



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.

Symptoms

The main symptoms of Covid-19 are a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a change to your sense of smell or taste.

NHS Covid-19 smartphone app

The NHS Covid-19 smartphone app helps control the spread of Covid-19.

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
Schools

Information about covid safety in schools is available from Public Health England.

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.

Flu vaccination

GOV.UK has translated versions and alternative formats of leaflets and posters explaining why it's important to have the flu vaccination.