Salford COVID-19 vaccination campaign #OneLoveFirstJab
COVID-19 has disturbingly impacted the Black Caribbean and African people negatively in the UK as in other parts of the world, such as the US. There has been a disproportionate effect of this virus and, many of us have heard countless stories and witnessed members of our community experiencing the worst outcomes of this disease. In Greater Manchester, the numbers tell us that during the peak of the pandemic Caribbean and African people were being admitted in large numbers. Sadly, many of those who were hospitalised died. We also have evidence from our own Black medical practitioners who report disproportionate numbers of their patients suffering from long term effects of COVID-19.
More than 45.6 million people in the UK have received at least one dose of a coronavirus vaccine. However, we are urgently working with the Black community to increase uptake to ensure they are protected from the potentially deadly and devasting effects of the virus as society opens up in full on 19th July 2021
The #OneLoveFirstJab COVID-19 campaign is here to provide you with easy access to information and easy access to obtaining that vital jab that can protect you from the worst effects of this potentially deadly virus.
No questions asked about your immigration status
No questions asking for your home address
No NHS number required
All we need is a phone number to invite you back for your second Jab
The whole point of the vaccine is to prevent serious disease and, we are urging you to protect yourself and others by taking this safe COVID-19 vaccine.
Get closer to family friends and be reassured about how this vaccine can protect you in much better ways than social distancing and wearing a face covering
Visit the link below to find out where to get hold of this precious vaccine that could save your life should you contract this virus
Do you question whether you need the vaccine?
We are offering first jabs this week but for maximum protection, you must visit us again for your second dose.
The message we are giving is simple:
- COVID-19 can cause lifelong health challenges or sadly lead to death regardless of age
- There is no evidence that other forms of herbal or medicinal treatments can prevent you from suffering the worst effects of the virus.
- From the current evidence, we know that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and that fewer people who have the vaccine are hospitalised or die from the virus.
- We need you to take the first dose of the vaccine then return for the second to maximise protection. Think of it as completing your dose of antibiotics.
Why take the COVID-19 Vaccine?
The whole point of the vaccine is to prevent serious disease. There have been lots of sceptics and false social media reporting but, we need to get rid of COVID-19 and, this safe COVID-19 vaccination can help to do that so we can live normally again.
The technology used to develop the vaccine is not new – medical science has been accelerated because this virus has had a devastating impact on people. Black people and other minority or underserved groups have suffered a significant loss of life and, some are living with long COVID-19 that has caused physical disability and mental illness.
To take or not to take, do you have questions?
Deciding whether to take the vaccine or not is a decision many of us have grappled with and that decision can be made more easily when the information has been obtained from those you trust.
Join our webinar here to learn more and ask your questions 17th
CAHN in partnership with Salford City Council and Salford CCG are running vaccination clinics in Salford from 12th to 18th July.