Vaccination in the BAME community

As a trust we are encouraging as many staff as possible can access the COVID-19 vaccines.
We’re aware that some people in the BAME communities are more vulnerable to developing the most severe form of the virus, and we would like to emphasise the importance of vaccination to BAME colleagues.

We know some people have reservations and questions about the vaccines and we are also aware that some faiths and BAME communities are being targeted online with anti-vaccination information.

Mrunal Sisodia OBE, Non-executive director for the Trust, has recorded a special message:

Vaccination clinics have been set up at EEAST sites around the region and slots are available to book now.
There are presently plenty of slots available - look out for additional dates, and weekend and evening sessions that are being added.
To access these, please go to the in-house vaccination programmme (AstraZenica vaccine).

You can also be vaccinated at an external site if that is more convenient – find out more on the Vaccination Home Page.

Below there are links to further information which answer many common questions about taking the vaccination and which may be of use to BAME colleagues.
Should you have any further queries about taking the vaccination, please contact your GP or your line manager for further information.