Today we’re talking about vaccines. Specifically, the COVID-19 vaccines. They’re in the news every day, we know the order in which different groups of people will receive them, but we can never have enough reassurance about how they’ve been made, how they work, and how they’re administered.
Frank Fletcher, the Trust’s CEO, sets the scene, explaining why we're talking about this now. Dr Dave Hobin, Trustee and consultant paediatric oncologist, takes us through how the vaccines have been developed so quickly and covers some of the more common anxieties people have about receiving them. Anniela Etheridge, a senior clinical pharmacist, walks us through what you need to know in advance of your jab and what it’s like once you’re at the vaccination site. And Dan, a member of the Youth Board, has had his vaccine. He tells us what it was like and how he’s doing.
Why you have to wait for your COVID-19 vaccine: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-why-you-are-being-asked-to-wait/why-you-have-to-wait-for-your-covid-19-vaccine
What to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-what-to-expect-after-vaccination/what-to-expect-after-your-covid-19-vaccination