Why get the covid-19 vaccination

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme has substantially reduced the risk from severe Covid-19 in the UK. It's safe, effective and gives you the best protection against coronavirus.

More information at Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine - NHS (www.nhs.uk) and through our  
winter page
 - this page also has information on the flu vaccine.

If you have not yet had any Covid-19 vaccines the following information maybe useful for you.

The vaccine and fertility

A lot of younger people are asking questions about the vaccine and fertility. 

This document provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions around the COVID-19 vaccine and fertility and pregnancy for a general public audience.

Frequently asked questions about pregnancy and women's health?

There are some useful videos available that help answer some of the questions that those who are pregnant may have.

This document provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions around the COVID-19 vaccine, pregnancy, fertility and women’s health for a general public audience. It is updated regularly and new information is highlighted in yellow. Download the document.

Pregnancy and the Pfizer vaccine?

The Pfizer vaccine has been recommended for women who are pregnant. In NW London if you're aged over 18 you can book an appointment or walk-in to one of our large vaccination centres, they are all now offering the Pfizer vaccine - Location details can be found here


Alternative vaccine for under 40s

An information leaflet on covid-19 vaccination for under 40s is available to download here.

Frequently Asked Question about Vaccines

Answers to our most frequently asked questions about the Covid-19 vaccine and booster are available here, with information on efficacy, safety and immunity.

Leaflets

  1. Covid-19 guide for older adults leaflets (translations, BSL and large print)
  2. What to expect after my COVID-19 vaccination leaflet (translations, BSL and large print)
  3. Covid-19 pregnancy leaflet (translations, BSL and large print) 

Videos

Vaccine information in community languages

NHS doctors, nurses and other frontline staff have come forward to help reassure communities that COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective and have been independently tested to the highest standards.

NHS staff have recorded messages in some of the most commonly spoken languages – apart from English – in the capital to help ensure messages about the importance of getting a COVID-19 vaccine reach all Londoners.

They explain how the vaccine is given, and give clear evidence that the vaccines work and are safe. It is hoped that the videos will be shared among friends, families, faith and community groups via WhatsApp, text message and on social media. You can view the script in English and download the videos via the links below.

  • Dr Mohammed Abdul-Latif, Clinical Oncology Registrar at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, speaking in Arabic. Download here.
  • Tazmina Ahasan, Discharge Coordinator at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, speaking in Bengali. Download here.
  • Sangita Patel, clinical lead for therapies at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust, speaking in Gujarati. Download here.
  • Comfort Ekwueme, triage and assessment team leader at Tower Hamlet’s Community Services, East London NHS Foundation Trust, speaking in Igbo. Download here.
  • Sumita Regmi, dementia specialist nurse at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Foundation Trust, speaking in Nepali. Download here.
  • Kasia Kurkowiak-Jolley, apprentice nursing associate and Accident Department Assistant at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, speaking in Polish. Download here.
  • Dr Harmandeep Singh, cardiology consultant at Ealing Hospital for London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust, speaking in Punjabi. Download here.
  • Stefania Vasilescu, Maternity Assistant at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust, speaking in Romanian. Download here.
  • Dr Farah Bede, GP in Tower Hamlets, speaking in Somali. Download here.
  • Lorena González, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist at East London NHS Foundation Trust, speaking in Spanish. Download here.
  • Vivian Motana, Healthcare Assistant at Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Trust, speaking in Swahili. Download here.
  • Dr Muhiddin Ozkor, consultant cardiologist and clinical director at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, speaking in Turkish. Download here.
  • Dr Fharat Raja, consultant oncologist at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust, speaking in Urdu. Download here.
  • Temitope Akinfolarin, Administrator at East London NHS Foundation Trust, speaking in Yoruba. Download here.
  • Information on vaccine scams in South Asian languages
  • Dr Sahota explains about getting the Covid-19 vaccine and why vaccines are safe, effective and will save lives (Punjabi)
  • Dr Navin Thakrar, a GP in Hounslow, gives advice about the Covid-19 vaccine (Gujarati language)
  • Local GP practice shares advice about the Covid-19 vaccine (Sinhalese language)
  • Staff from the HESA Medical Centre share advice about the Covid-19 vaccine (English, Arabic, Farsi, Gujarati, Punjabi and Urdu languages)
  • Covid-19 vaccination video (Akan language with English subtitles) - Mabel Mensah

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