Covid-19 Vaccine Accessibility event – 10th February

Please see below information on an event about the COVID-19 vaccine which will be held on  Wednesday 10th February, from 19:00 – 20:30.  This event will have a specific focus on people with disabilities, mental health conditions, and older age groups. 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/covid-19-vaccines-information-and-accessibility-tickets-138770808223

This event is an opportunity for you to find out more about COVID19 vaccines and allow you to make an informed choice.

With three COVID-19 vaccines approved and more trials taking place, Dr Rajeka Lazarus, Consultant in Infectious Diseases at University Hospital Bristol & Weston, and our expert panel, will be available to discuss how vaccines work and help answer many of our concerns and questions around getting access to the vaccine.

Some common questions which will be addressed will be:

•      How did the vaccine get approved so quickly?

•      Is the vaccine safe? What ingredients does it contain?

•      What are the side effects of the vaccine?

•      Will the vaccine give me COVID-19?

•      Will the vaccine be effective against all the new strains of the virus?

•      I’m fit and healthy, why should I have the vaccine?

•      Where will I receive the vaccine? How do the vaccine centres operate? How will I get there?

The event, run by Bristol, North Somerset South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Healthwatch Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire will feature updates from keynote speakers and a panel discussion to address some of the questions above and more.

If you have queries in relation to the event, or are unable to access Eventbrite to book directly, please email bnssg.engagement@nhs.net.

*This event is one of several developments that have come out of the work Bristol Disability Equality Forum (and other voluntary sector organisations) have been doing with the local NHS, throughout the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, to ensure that all their Covid-19 information and services are accessible to Disabled people.

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