If English isn’t your first language these resources might be helpful for explaining more about the covid vaccine. We have added all the information currently available in these languages from NHS England. There is also information in British Sign Language (BSL), Easy Read formats and also resources for people with a learning disability and autistic people which might be helpful.
Use the drop down boxes on this page to view further information.
There are links to resources below for the languages of Romanian, Polish, Chinese, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, Arabic, Turkish, Farsi and Kurdish.
|We work closely with our colleagues at https://multiculturalcumbria.org.uk and you may be able to find links to other resources there.
A group of doctors has created infographics in a range of languages about covid that can be accessed here https://covid19graphics.info/ you may find some of the information helpful.
Don’t delay getting your Covid vaccination - it’s completely free and there are no ID checks or immigration checks. Visit here for more information and to find your nearest drop-in centre.
Nie zwlekaj z otrzymaniem szczepionki przeciw Covid – jest całkowicie bezpłatne i nie ma kontroli tożsamości ani kontroli imigracyjnych.
Odwiedź stronę northcumbriaccg.nhs.uk/covidvaccine, aby uzyskać więcej informacji i znaleźć najbliższe centrum drop-in.
Nu întârziați să vă vaccinați împotriva Covid - este complet gratuit și nu există verificări de identitate sau verificări de imigrare.
Vizitați northcumbriaccg.nhs.uk/covidvaccine pentru mai multe informații și pentru a găsi cel mai apropiat centru de primire.
لا تتأخر في الحصول على لقاح Covid - فهو مجاني تمامًا ولا توجد فحوصات هوية أو فحوصات الهجرة.
قم بزيارة northcumbriaccg.nhs.uk/covidvaccine للحصول على مزيد من المعلومات والعثور على أقرب مركز استقبال.
Covid aşınızı yaptırmayı geciktirmeyin - tamamen ücretsizdir ve kimlik kontrolü veya göçmenlik kontrolü yoktur.
Daha fazla bilgi ve size en yakın yardım merkezini bulmak için Northcumbriaccg.nhs.uk/covidvaccine adresini ziyaret edin.
不要拖延接种 Covid 疫苗 - 它是完全免费的，无需身份检查或移民检查。
আপনার কোভিড টিকা পেতে দেরি করবেন না - এটি সম্পূর্ণ বিনামূল্যে এবং কোনও আইডি চেক বা ইমিগ্রেশন চেক নেই।
আরও তথ্যের জন্য এবং আপনার নিকটতম ড্রপ-ইন সেন্টার খুঁজে পেতে northcumbriaccg.nhs.uk/covidvaccine-এ যান।
Не отлагайте да си направите ваксина срещу Covid – тя е напълно безплатна и няма проверки за самоличност или имиграционни проверки.
Посетете northcumbriaccg.nhs.uk/covidvaccine за повече информация и за намиране на най-близкия до вас център.
Não atrase a vacinação Covid - é totalmente gratuito e não há cheques de identidade ou de imigração.
Visite northcumbriaccg.nhs.uk/covidvaccine para obter mais informações e para encontrar o centro de atendimento mais próximo.
No se demore en vacunarse contra Covid: es completamente gratis y no hay controles de identidad ni de inmigración.
Visite northcumbriaccg.nhs.uk/covidvaccine para obtener más información y para encontrar el centro de acogida más cercano.
Booster leaflet for those over 50, at risk and health and social care staff
Select relevant link below:
English, Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Chinese, Estonian, Farsi, Greek,
Gujarati, Hindi, Latvian, Lithuanian, Panjabi, Pashto,
Polish, Romanian, Romany, Russian, Somali, Spanish,
New to the UK vaccination leaflet for migrants:
This information is for anyone who has moved to the UK and advises them on the need to register with a GP to get up to date with their routine vaccinations. It explains the vaccines that at risk people with health conditions, pregnant women, infants, children and older adults need and the diseases this will help protect them from. It also signposts to the health services and where to get assistance and how to use the services.
- 'Moved to the UK migrant health immunisation' leaflet - English version
- 'Moved to the UK migrant health immunisation' leaflet - Ukrainian version
Further translated versions are available to download or print locally in the following languages:
Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional) Farsi, Kurdish, Panjabi, Pashto, Portuguese, Romanian, Romany, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya, Turkish, and Urdu.
You do not need to be registered with a GP or show any immigration documentation to receive your covid vaccine.
You can go to a walk-in more information here:
Walk-ins are dependent on vaccine availability.
We also have the COVID-19 programme resources for adults, pregnant women, children aged 12 to 17 and boosters to download:
- Covid-19-vaccination-for-people-with-a-weakened-immune-system - English version
- Covid-19-vaccination-for-people-with-a-weakened-immune-system - Ukrainian version
- Covid-19-vaccination-spring-booster-resources - English version
- Covid-19-vaccination-spring-booster-resources - Ukrainian version
- Covid-19-vaccination-guide-for-older-adults - English version
- Covid-19-vaccination-guide-for-older-adults - Ukrainian version
- What to expect, Easy Read adult guides - Ukrainian versions available
- Easy read guide for pregnant, childbearing or breastfeeding women - Ukrainian version
- Guides for children aged 12 to 17 years - Ukrainian version
- Guides for parents and carers of children aged 5 to 11 years - Ukrainian version
COVID-19 vaccination: an easy-read leaflet for at-risk children and young people aged 12 to 15 years
Covid-19 Vaccination consent form for adults - Easy Read
A guide to your COVID-19 vaccination - Easy Read
What to expect after your vaccination leaflet - Easy Read
Guide to COVID-19 vaccination for women who might get pregnant or are breastfeeding their baby - Easy Read
'Sharing information about your support needs' An Easy Read guide from The NHS England Learning Disability and Autism Engagement Team
Useful resource links document from the Restraint Reduction Network.
This includes links to:
- A webinar on learning disabilities and the vaccine
- A Mencap easy read information about the Coronavirus vaccine
- A Downs Syndrome Association’s easy read guide to the Coronavirus vaccination
- And more...
Translations of easy-read COVID-19 vaccination leaflets
Public Health England (PHE) has published translated versions of easy-read leaflets on the COVID-19 vaccinations.
The leaflets, which include information on what to expect after your vaccine and information for women who are pregnant or are breastfeeding their baby, are now available in 21 languages including English, Arabic, Urdu and Polish.
Vaccination: British Sign Language resources
A guide for older adults:
What to expect after your vaccine:
The government has published British Sign Language (BSL) videos related to the vaccination programme and blood clotting.
The leaflets on which these videos are based are also available to download and paper copies are also available to order.
This is a short film which describes what is a vaccine is, how vaccines are made, why you should get a vaccine, whether a vaccine make you ill and how to decide whether to have a vaccine.
This is a short film which talks about coronavirus and the coronavirus vaccine. It describes what a vaccine is and how you might feel when you have the vaccine and how important it is to have the vaccine.
Produced by Skills for People and Learning Disability England.
Reasonable adjustment resources
Training resources and materials are available here for COVID 19 vaccinators and volunteers - providing top tips on communicating with people with a learning disability and autistic people and reasonable adjustments that should be considered.
This short film 'What digital flagging means for patients' is about how sharing information can help staff in health services know the right way to work with people with a learning disability and/or autism.
Learning Disability Register - why is it important?
This film was created by Skills for People about people why people with a learning disability should get on their doctors learning disability register, as it is really important.
The COVID-19 vaccination programme for young people: guidance for parents is available to order or download in the following languages:
Covid: Vaccine scams information in South Asian language
As coronavirus vaccines were being rolled out across the UK, fraudsters have used this as an opportunity to scam people. The NHS is warning everyone to be vigilant about fake vaccination invitations.
BBC Asian Network is helping people in the South Asian community to spot potential scams, with advice videos in five South Asian languages: Urdu, Punjabi, Sylheti, Tamil and Gujarati. All are available here.
Covid: Further information in South Asian languages
Further BBC video content in five South Asian languages includes:
• Travelling Rules
• Vaccine Scams
• Test and trace
• Vaccine explainer
• Vaccine Q&A
• Vaccine myths busting
Useful information links:
NHS England Guide: 'Supporting COVID-19 vaccine uptake during Ramadan'
Infographic on Testing & Vaccination COVID-19 during Ramadan from Muslim Doctors Association and NHS Race & Health Observatory
Senior NHS figures stress muslims can get covid jab in ramadan -
Covid vaccine: Fasting during Ramadan 'should not stop Muslims getting jab' -
Vaccine during Ramadan will not break fast, leading Muslim NHS workers say -
Fasting during Ramadan should not stop worshippers getting Covid vaccine, leading Muslim NHS workers say - Evening Standard
Gujarati - Sister Aasiya Sheikh
Kannada - Dr Sharada Gudur
Telugu - Dr Saifuddin Shaik
Malayalam - Dr Saleel Abdul Samad
Malayalam - Dr Pappachan Joseph
Arabic - Dr Mostafa Negmeldin
Punjabi - Dr Munish Batra
Urdu - Dr Mohammed Munavvar
Tamil - Dr Chera Arunachalam
Polish - Dr Joanna Czechowska
COVID-19 vaccination guide for older adults - Romanian version
What to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination - Romanian version
Why do I have to wait for my COVID-19 vaccination - Romanian version
COVID-19 vaccination guide for childbearing women - Romanian version
COVID-19 disinformation resources
Guidance letter to help those without an NHS number to get a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine and register with a GP - Romanian version
COVID-19 vaccination guide for older adults - Polish version
Why do I have to wait for my COVID-19 vaccination - Polish version
COVID-19 vaccination guide for childbearing women - Polish version
COVID-19 disinformation resources
Guidance letter to help those without an NHS number to get a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine and register with a GP - Polish version
COVID-19 vaccination guide for older adults - Bengali version
Why do I have to wait for my COVID-19 vaccination - Bengali version
What to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination - Bengali version
COVID-19 vaccination a guide for childbearing women - Bengali version
Guidance letter to help those without an NHS number to get a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine and register with a GP - Bengali version
Raj Verma, Associate Medical Director at North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust explains why it is important to get your vaccine in Hindi.
COVID-19 vaccination guide for older adults - Hindi version
COVID-19 vaccination a guide for childbearing women - Hindi version
Why do I have to wait for my COVID-19 vaccination - Hindi version
What to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination - Hindi version
Guidance letter to help those without an NHS number to get a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine and register with a GP - Hindi version
COVID-19 vaccination guide for older adults - Arabic version
Why do I have to wait for my COVID-19 vaccination - Arabic version
What to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination - Arabic version
COVID-19 vaccination a guide for childbearing women - Arabic version
COVID-19 disinformation resources
Guidance letter to help those without an NHS number to get a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine and register with a GP - Arabic version
National public health advice
Public Health England (PHE) has advice on: Hands. Face. Space. guidance, symptoms, NHS Test and Trace, and the NHS Covid-19 smartphone app
- Translations include: Arabic, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Polish, Punjabi India, Punjabi Pakistan, Simplified Chinese, Slovakian, Somali and Urdu.
- Alternative formats include: Easy Read, large print, BSL and audio files.
Doctors of the World has Covid-19 information translated into 61 different languages, including how migrants can access NHS Health Services.
The Covid-19 Infographics website has easy to understand graphics in a variety of languages to help summarise key points about Covid-19.
The main symptoms of Covid-19 are a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a change to your sense of smell or taste.
- Public Health England has information about symptoms available in different languages and alternative formats.
NHS Covid-19 smartphone app
The NHS Covid-19 smartphone app helps control the spread of Covid-19.
- Download information and resources on the Covid-19 app in Arabic, Bengali, Bilingual, Chinese, Gujarati, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Somali, Turkish, Urdu and Welsh.
- Download information and resources about the app in alternative formats.
- Watch short videos explaining how the app works in a number of languages and BSL (more languages are being added).
NHS Test and Trace
Test and Trace is very important to stop Covid-19 spreading.
- Public Health England has advice about testing, self-isolating, and being contacted by NHS Test and Trace available in many languages and alternative formats.
Information about covid safety in schools is available from Public Health England.
- Read leaflets containing translated information on early years, primary and secondary age.
Mental health advice
Information about mental health advice has been translated by the Royal College of Psychiatrists. It is available in: Arabic , Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Pashto, Farsi, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Tamil, Turkish, Urdu and Welsh.
For local mental health support, the Community Roots website can be displayed in 80 languages.
GOV.UK has translated versions and alternative formats of leaflets and posters explaining why it's important to have the flu vaccination.