The Vaccines for All campaign was launched last week, with over 300 organisations now signed up to the call on the Department of Health and Social Care to ensure everyone can access the coronavirus vaccine, regardless of immigration status, ID or proof of address. You can join the call here.
There are also some campaign resources to use including:
The Patients not Passports campaign has also drafted some tweets to re-share the call on the Department of Health and Social Care on social media. Campaigners are encouraged to share the tweets by Medact or Migrants Organise, to use one of the suggested tweets, or to compose their own using the hashtags #VaccinesForAll #HostileEnvironment #PatientsNotPassports and the tag @DHSCgovuk.
The Vaccine for All campaign have now created a briefing document about why they launched the Vaccines for All campaign, and are still collecting organisational signatories via the Vaccines for All website.
They are still gathering evidence of people who have not been able to access the vaccine, whether this is because they are unable to register with a GP, or because of fears & concerns around data sharing and the Hostile Environment more broadly; or being asked to provide ID when getting vaccinated. If you know of examples of this happening please do get in touch with the campaign directly.
Please also see the Doctors of the World Vaccine Advocacy Project to ensure that people who are undocumented access the vaccine.
Also the blog from a retired Doctor volunteering at Doncaster Conversations Club – Views of people seeking asylum on the Covid Vaccine.