Hackney CVS has developed a range of information to help support Hackney’s voluntary and community sector during the pandemic.
They will be sharing key information and guidance through our websites, social media and e-news. Hackney CVS is also working in close partnership with key stakeholders including Hackney Council, the NHS, the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, trusts and foundations, and Volunteer Centre Hackney.
Coronavirus vaccination rollout
There are now three safe vaccines which will protect you from coronavirus, available free of charge from the NHS. Read details on the Hackney Council website.
Dr Sandra Husbands answers vaccine questions in Hackney Citizen
Dr Sandra Husbands answers the most common questions around Covid-19 vaccines in an article published in Hackney Citizen.
She says: “The vaccine will reduce the chance of you becoming seriously ill from Covid-19, which can be deadly, particularly if you’re in a high clinical risk group. The fact is the approved Covid-19 vaccines are safe and effective. Although they were developed in record time, this is because of world-wide collaboration and investment.”
Information on vaccines in community languages
NHS doctors, nurses and other frontline staff have come forward to help reassure communities that Covid-19 vaccines are safe, effective and have been independently tested to the highest standards. They explain how the vaccine is given and give clear evidence that the vaccines work safely. Read more on the NHS website.
The following links below will take you to the latest information on Covid-19:
- COVID-19 vaccines information
- Returning to work after COVID-19
- National VCSE news, information and guidance
- Organisational development during COVID-19
- Mental health
- Coronavirus funding
- Hackney VCSE news, information and guidance
- Coronavirus – symptoms & medical support
In the video below, Dr Opat GP encourages everyone to take the vaccine and “do your bit to protect yourself, to protect your family, to protect your community and to protect everyone around.”