Southampton City Council were awarded a grant of £485k specifically for the recruitment of Vaccination Champions within the community to promote COVID-19 vaccinations.
What are Vaccination Champions?
Vaccination Champions are recruited from Community Partners, Charities, Local Businesses and Groups to help people to access COVID-19 vaccines. There are many reasons why individuals haven’t yet had their vaccine, including:
- Little or no access to the internet to book a vaccine appointment
- Being unaware of the programme of walk-in clinics around the city
- Uncertain, and have lots of questions about, the vaccines
Vaccination Champions help people in a variety of ways to address these reasons and identify new ways to help the community access the answers they need.
What is One Southampton?
One Southampton is the communications campaign that forms part of the Vaccination Champions programme. Regardless of what religion we are, what our ethnicity is or what our beliefs and traditions are, we live side by side; we are One Southampton and we are Stronger Together. The campaign will provide Vaccination Champions with the materials they need to support activities in helping people across the city access the COVID-19 vaccinations.
Who are our Vaccination Champions?
Our list of Vaccination Champions also includes:
Below is just some of the work that has been carried out since receiving the grant:
One Southampton COVID-19 vaccination walk-in clinic flyers SHOW
One Southampton primary school competition SHOW
Social media campaign SHOW
Health and wellbeing hubs SHOW
Events that have taken place
One Southampton, Celebrating Partnership SHOW
Jobs & Wellbeing Fair SHOW
Listen to those sharing their experience with COVID-19
Check your eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine
The vaccines are safe and effective. They give you the best protection against COVID-19.
To find out if you’re eligible, visit the NHS ‘Grab a Jab’ website to view the eligibility criteria.
How to become a Vaccination Champion
If you are interested in becoming a Vaccination Champion please complete the following form:
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