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Easy Read Information for the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme

Coronavirus Vaccination Programme

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 Plan B Coronavirus Update December 2021

  Good news - There are 3 current vaccines for Covid-19! 
 COVID19 Good news!
There are 3 current vaccines for Covid-19 tick
 Priority  

Anyone aged over 12 can get the first 2 doses of the vaccine.

People aged over 16 can also get their booster jab. 

 

  What happens at your vaccination appointment?

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  Do I need to stay safe until I get the vaccine? 
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Yes - it is important that you still remember:

Hands – wash your hands a lot

Face – wear a covering over your nose and mouth when you are with other people

Space – keep your distance from people you do not normally live with  tick

  Do I need to stay safe until I get the vaccine? 
 Streetposter Having the vaccine will stop you from getting ill BUT you will still be able to give the virus to someone else
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We hope things will get back to normal when lots of people have had the vaccine (jab).

It will take a long time to vaccinate everyone who can have it. tick

 

Is the vaccine dangerous? 

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No. All vaccines have to be checked very carefully before the Government will let them be used

The Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccination has passed all the checks Cross

  Will the vaccine give me Coronavirus (Covid-19?)
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No. The vaccine cannot give you Coronavirus (Covid-19)

If you have 2 doses of the vaccine you are less likely to be ill if you catch the virus Cross

 

  Do I need to ring my GP?
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No. Your GP surgery (doctor) will let you know when it is your turn to have the vaccine (jab)

Do not contact your GP (doctor). Cross

Appointment

 

Your GP (doctor) will contact you by:

  • Telephone
  • Text message or
  • Letter

You will be told when and where to go for your vaccine (jab) tick

 

  Are there any side-effects after having the vaccine? 
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After having the vaccination (jab) you might have some mild side-effects, for example:

· a sore arm where the needle went in
· feeling tired
· a headache
· feeling achy

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You can take painkillers, such as paracetamol if you need to

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If your symptoms get worse or you are worried, call 111 or use the online service:

https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 

  Can I have the vaccine if I have allergies?
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Do not have the vaccine if you have ever had a serious allergic reaction to:

  • medicines
  • vaccines or 
  • food
Nurse Tell the staff before they give you the vaccination (jab)
Staff If you do have a reaction to the vaccine, staff will be there to look after you and make you better
 

 If I’ve had Coronavirus (Covid-19), do I need to have the vaccine?

Coronavirus Yes - we don’t know if you will be able to catch Coronavirus (Covid-19) again, so best to get the vaccine
Maldetesta If you have symptoms that could be Coronavirus you should get a test
Covid Test Positive  28 days  Needle2

Don’t get your vaccine until 28 days after you test positive 

  Will I be given a choice about receiving the vaccine?
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You will be able to choose if you want to have the vaccine

BUT the NHS wants as many people as possible to have the vaccine

If lots of people have the vaccine, the virus will not spread so easily

  Why do I need both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine?
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You need two doses of the vaccine

They need to be at least 8 weeks apart

This will help stop you getting Coronavirus (Covid-19)

You also need to get a booster dose of the vaccine to make sure the protection from the first two doses keeps going

 

I can’t take some medicines because of my religious beliefs or my diet. What are the ingredients of the vaccine?

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The Coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccine does not have any animal products or egg in it

  Can I get my COVID-19 vaccine around the same time or on the same day as I have my flu vaccine?
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Yes you can have both your COVID-19 and flu vaccines at the same time.

   

 

Public Health England Easy Read Guide to the Covid-19 Vaccination

Norfolk and Waveney CCG Easy Read Guide in PDF format   

More easy read resources and information 

Healthwatch Norfolk Easy Read Page

 

 

 

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