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COVID-19 vaccination: resources for communities and faith groups

Useful information and advice to help you understand the COVID-19 vaccine in a range of languages, from a range of sources and in a range of formats.

Resources in different languages

Dr Amir Khan has recorded a series of helpful videos about the COVID-19 vaccine. Click on the links below to access these.

 You can also find helpful information about the COVID-19 vaccine in this video:

 

Neither of the two vaccines the NHS currently offers contain any animal product, so you can have the vaccine if you don’t eat pork or other animal products for cultural or religious reasons.

You may also find the following resources helpful.

Resources for people of the Muslim faith

If you are of the Muslim faith, you may find the British Islamic Medical Association's COVID-19 Vaccine Hub a helpful source of reliable information. You can visit the Hub here.

Resources for people of the Jewish faith

The Jewish Leadership Council (JLC) provides helpful resources regarding the vaccine on its dedicated JLC Community Portal. You can find this page here: https://jlcportal.info/

The UK's Chief Rabbi, Ephraim Mirvis, has recorded a video to urge Jewish people to accept the vaccine when they are offered it. You can watch this video on Chief Rabbi Mirvis' Facebook page here.

Resources for people of the Hindu faith

The Hindu Forum of Britain has issued a COVID-19 vaccine information guide which you can access here. The Hindu Council UK has also published a statement in support of the vaccination programme.

Resources for people of Christian faiths

A number of Christian faith leaders have come together through the Give Hope campaign to encourage people to take up the COVID-19 vaccination when they are offered it. Those to endorse this campaign include representatives from the Church of England as well as from the Methodist, Baptist, Pentecostal and Evangelical Church in the UK. You can find more resources about the COVID-19 vaccination via the Give Hope campaign website here.

Resources in different formats

British Sign Language videos resources, including videos on vaccination guide; information for women of childbearing age, pregnant or breastfeeding; and what to expect after the COVID-19 vaccination.