Key Worker Vaccine: What it means and where to look for information

This week it was revealed that those working on the frontline have been targeted with misinformation about the Covid-19 vaccine. In the midst of the pandemic and with all the difficulties it brings, spreading fear and misinformation can be incredibly damaging to the mental well-being of our key workers, especially those who work so hard every day to protect and care for our most vulnerable.

As we continue to pull through unprecedented times together, making sure we rely on trusted sources for vaccine information, and coronavirus as a whole is more important than ever to ensure we can protect ourselves and the ones closest to us. If you receive a message, advertisement, or see any content posted on social media about vaccines that are not from a verified account, you can always check this information on FullFact – who will be able to challenge any possible vaccine myths and provide factual information for you.

Care England, Gov.UK, NHS, or your own line manager may also have some great resources on vaccine fact checks and information if you are unsure where to look. These will be linked below.

I would like to take the opportunity to thank you all once again for your continued resilience during this time. As pressure continues to mount on our public sector services, your ability to carry on in the face of adversity is truly admirable. If you need to chat with your consultant or anyone from the SP team, please do not hesitate to reach out.

Useful resources for vaccine fact-checking and general information:

NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/

FullFact: https://fullfact.org/health/coronavirus/#vaccines

Gov.UK: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-a-guide-for-social-care-staff

Care England: http://www.careengland.org.uk/covid-19/vaccine

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