Our Haref project has been working with key organisations to produce and share COVID-19 vaccine information. Haref strives for health equality for local Black Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities and the resources are particularly aimed at people from these communities but still useful for all.
Vaccine Information Session
Connected Voice Haref recently ran an online information session about the COVID-19 vaccines. This is a 54 minute long recording of the vaccine information session with Kate Vogelsang (NGPS) and Lorna Longworth (Clinical Director) explaining about the vaccines:
- How they are being administered in Newcastle?
- What is in the vaccines?
- How do the vaccines work?
- How will people be notified about getting a vaccine?
Questions from Haref Network members such as:
- How do asylum seekers get notified about their vaccine date?
- Do people have a choice of which vaccine to get?
- What side effects might you experience after each vaccine?
- How long after receiving the first injection do you have immunity?
COVID-19 Vaccine Hub – Myths
The British Islamic Medical Association have put together a mythbusting section about the COVID- 19 vaccine, and there are also infographics on their webpage.
Answering The Myths Click on the myths below to find answers from experts, revealing the truth behind each statement.
- MYTH: GPs are making a lot of money from COVID vaccinations
- MYTH: COVID is no more dangerous than the flu
- MYTH: COVID vaccine causes irreversible side effects
- MYTH: COVID is caused by the 5G network
- MYTH: COVID deaths are being exaggerated
- MYTH: Doctors want to force people to be vaccinated
- MYTH: The COVID vaccine ingredients are Haram
- MYTH: Vaccines contain aborted foetal cells
- MYTH: Vaccines are being used to chip and track the population
- MYTH: Vaccines are unsafe – that is why no pregnant women were in trials
- MYTH: Pharmaceutical companies are all evil so we can’t trust them
- MYTH: The vaccine was approved too quickly to be safe
- MYTH: The vaccine may modify your DNA
- MYTH: The inventor of the PCR test said it was not made to detect diseases such as COVID
- MYTH: PCR is inaccurate and overestimating COVID infections
- MYTH: 99.97% recover from COVID, but 3% get major side effects from vaccine
- MYTH: Wearing a mask is bad for your health
- MYTH: We should just wait for herd immunity
- MYTH: If hospitals are so busy why are Nightingale hospitals empty?
- MYTH: A nurse took the COVID vaccine & died on camera
Newcastle City Council have developed the following videos with the help of local residents:
- Get vaccinated, protect yourself and protect others. Message from Mr Mahtab Miah, Chairman of Newcastle Bangladeshi Association (In Bengali)
- Please take COVID very seriously Amad Ali is a 49 year old business owner from Newcastle. Sadly he lost his mother in law to COVID-19 and he himself is in hospital with the illness (In English)
- Mama Sheriff on her COVID-19 vaccine experience, talking about what it was like getting her COVID-19 vaccination (in English and Bengali)
Interviews with a Romanian gentleman who along with his family, all contracted COVID-19
Videos in different languages from range of frontline medical professionals from the RVI and Freeman hospitals about how to stay safe during the pandemic: