We understand some people have concerns about the Covid-19 vaccine. Here, we have answered some of the most frequently asked questions from the community. You can access spoken word versions of this information by clicking the ‘Listen’ button at the top of your screen.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Is the vaccine safe?
Do I have to pay for the vaccine?
I’ve heard there is a tracking device in the vaccine and I’m concerned
There is no tracking device in the vaccine. Vaccinations are a well-recognised way of preventing disease.
Is the vaccine safe for the BAME community?
Why should I have the vaccine?
Will the vaccines work with new strains of coronavirus?
I have heard the vaccine affects fertility – is this true?
Can I choose which vaccine I have?
Does the vaccine contain animal or human content?
Is the vaccine suitable for Muslims?
Will the vaccine alter my DNA or change my behaviour?
Further information, advice and FAQ's regarding the Covid-19 Vaccination can be found via the Doncaster CCG Website.
Frontline Social Care Staff Vaccinations
For those who have not had their first vaccination yet and are wanting to access this, please contact your local GP practice.
You will still require your letter of eligibility from your employer for your appointment, as well as your workplace ID badge. If you do not have a workplace ID badge you will need your eligibility letter and photo ID. Personal Assistants who have not got their eligibility letter can access this via COVID.Vaccinations@doncaster.gov.uk if you work with Adults and Covid19LOCYP@doncaster.gov.uk if you work with children.
Second vaccinations are being offered to those who have had their first dose in January and to mid- February.
If you had your first dose at either Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Bassetlaw General Hospital or at Almond Tree Court (RDASH), you will be sent a text invitation to coincide with your second vaccination date between 11 and 12 weeks after your first.
You can find more information via our dedicated Frontline Social Care Staff Vaccination page.
Unpaid and Family Carers Vaccinations
Unpaid Carers will be invited for their Covid-19 vaccination as part of priority group 6, although if you are over 65 or classed as clinically extremely vulnerable to the virus, you will be invited earlier. Invites for the vaccination will be sent out via GP practices to carers that are known to GP's. Carers will be known to their GPs if they have been identified as an unpaid carer.
You can find more information via our dedicated Support for Family and Unpaid Carers page.
Translations of easy-read COVID-19 vaccination leaflets
Public Health England (PHE) has published translated versions of easy-read leaflets on the COVID-19 vaccinations. The leaflets, which include information on what to expect after your vaccine and information for women who are pregnant or are breastfeeding their baby, are now available in 21 languages including English, Arabic, Urdu and Polish: Leaflets: Covid-19 vaccination easy read resources