Doctors of the World UK (DOTW) has launched a Covid-19 vaccine advocacy project to ensure that everyone in the UK has access to the vaccine, regardless of immigration status. As well as producing translated Covid-19 information resources, DOTW will play a proactive advocacy and coordination role in relation to the roll out of the Covid-19 vaccine programme in the UK. The project, which will run for the next twelve months, aims is to ensure that the vaccine is equally available to everyone in the UK, regardless of immigration status. See the DOTW C-19 Vaccine Project Summary of the work they plan to do over the next 12 months.
A key objective of the project is to provide migrant and other excluded communities (and the organisations that support these communities) with the information and resources needed to access the vaccine.
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Doctors of the World will be producing a regular briefing on the vaccination policy and roll out plans. See the first one: DOTW UK Policy Brief Vaccine Covid19 – 22 JAN 2021 EXTERNAL. It focusses on access to mainstream vaccine services and the role of GP registration and NHS number. It applies to England only. Future briefings will include bespoke and outreach service delivery, vaccine hesitancy in marginalised communities and recommendations and will also cover policy and implementation in the devolved nations. If you wish to subscribe or there are topics you would like the briefing to cover, please let DOTW know.
Doctors of the World continues to keep their translated coronavirus information resources (in 60+ languages) up to date and are building a translated health information hub on their website to make it easier to navigate the resources. From next week they will have translated information on the Covid-19 vaccine (and the flu vaccine). City of Sanctuary encourages the network to share the link to their website and with service users.