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. 

Further resources for further languages are also available from NHS England here.
This page features an animation in different languages on 'What should we do after the vaccine?'. Further language versions available here.


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 


The British Islamic Medical Association has created a useful resource page here
that explores COVID-19 Vaccine Myths and provides videos and other resources in various languages.

Select the relevant link to go to the section below.




Ramadan resources in relation to the Covid vaccination

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

Senior NHS figures stress muslims can get covid jab in ramadan - 
NHS England

Covid vaccine: Fasting during Ramadan 'should not stop Muslims getting jab' -
BBC News

 
Vaccine during Ramadan will not break fast, leading Muslim NHS workers say -
The Independent

 
Fasting during Ramadan should not stop worshippers getting Covid vaccine, leading Muslim NHS workers say - Evening Standard

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Covid: Vaccine scams information in South Asian languages

As coronavirus vaccines are being rolled out across the UK, fraudsters are using 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


Naz's covid vaccination in Carlisle
English version



Naz's covid vaccination in Carlisle
Malay version

 

Vaccination advice in a number of different languages all presented by Nottinghamshire firefighters.


 

How can you save someone's life?... Take the vaccine.

Get your facts straight to keep your family safe | Covid-19 vaccine | British Red Cross
Visit their site here for more information, facts and advice.


 



Easy Reads

Covid-19 Vaccination consent form for adults - Easy Read

A guide to your COVID-19 vaccination - Easy Read 
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What to expect after your vaccination leaflet - Easy Read
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Guide to COVID-19 vaccination for women who might get pregnant or are breastfeeding their baby - Easy Read
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'Sharing information about your support needs' An Easy Read guide from The NHS England Learning Disability and Autism Engagement Team

Useful resource links document from the Restraint Reduction Network.

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...
 



Information about vaccines: For people with a learning disability and autistic people

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.


Information about the covid vaccine: For people with a learning disability and autistic people

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.



British Sign Language (BSL)

Vaccination: British Sign Language resources

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:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-british-sign-language-resources

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-and-blood-clotting

 

Collection:
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/covid-19-vaccination-programme

 

Materials:
https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/covid-19-vaccination-programme#leaflets-and-posters

 

A guide for older adults:



What to expect after your vaccine:



Romanian

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

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Polish

COVID-19 vaccination guide for older adults - Polish version

Why do I have to wait for my COVID-19 vaccination - Polish version

COVID-19 vaccination guide for childbearing women - Polish version

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Chinese

COVID-19 vaccination guide for older adults - Chinese version

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Nepali

COVID-19 vaccination a guide for childbearing women - Nepali version

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Bengali

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

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Hindi

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

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Arabic

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

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Turkish

What to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination - Turkish version

Farsi

What to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination - Farsi version

 

Kurdish

What to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination - Kurdish version



Links to further Covid-19 information in different languages and alternative formats
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.