Staff at Barts Health NHS Trust have rallied together to encourage everyone to have a Covid-19 vaccine, sharing messages in their mother tongue.
The messages are shared in 12 different languages, including: Punjabi, Bengali, Turkish, French and Urdu.
It is hoped that by sharing these messages in multiple different languages, they will be accessible to more people. And that they will be more likely to reach people in different communities, including Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, where insights show there more likely to be mistrust and hesitancy around having a vaccine
The messages explain why it’s important to get a vaccine and dispell myths surrounding them. For example, some belive that having a Covid-19 vaccine affects fertility in women and men but this is not true.
By spreading accurate information that is accessible to more people, we hope that everyone will have a vaccine when they are invited to do so.
Six keys messages
The Covid-19 vaccines are vegetarian
The Covid-19 vaccine protects us, our families and the NHS
The Covid-19 vaccine, wearing a mask and social distancing are our best defences against Covid-19
It is not mandatory to have the Covid-19 vaccine but it will protect you and those you care about
Getting the Covid-19 vaccine will help us get back to normal
The Covid-19 vaccines do not affect fertility
Are you a staff member at Barts Health and notice there’s a language you speak which isn’t included? Let us know! We want to extend the key messages to include a wide as possible selection of languages that truly represent our community.