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CYP 24/7 Crisis lines signpost numbers

Every mental health trust in London has put in place a 24/7 crisis line for people of all ages – children, young people and adults. The lines which are free to call can provide advice to those in a crisis. These crisis lines are supported by trained mental health advisors 365 days a year. Click […]

Good Thinking workshops: the impact of digital inclusion on community health outcomes

Research suggests that the Covid-19 pandemic has amplified inequalities in areas such as health and education within many communities across London, particularly when it comes to access to health services online. This autumn, Good Thinking will run four online workshops to explore the impact of digital exclusion on health inequalities and the risks of connecting […]

Five ways to Wellbeing and Judaism

COVID-19 has impacted the whole world; for almost everyone, life has had to change profoundly with an increase in a range of mental health conditions for adults, from emotional exhaustion, sleep problems and anxiety to depression. In response, the Good Thinking team has been developing the service making changes to offer better and more relatable […]

Vaccination - your questions answered

Vaccination – your questions answered

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Getting vaccinated How do we know if the vaccine has worked, is there a test afterwards? There are no tests that people can take after vaccination to indicate its effectiveness. The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine is reported to be up to 95% effective in preventing severe Covid-19 infection. The Moderna vaccine is reported to be 94.1% effective, […]

Extremely Rare Blood Clot FAQs

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Joint Committee on Vaccination (JCVI) statement An extremely rare adverse event of thrombosis (blood clots) and thrombocytopenia (low platelets – type of blood cell) have been noted after 1st vaccination with AstraZeneca. Click here for more information. This condition is also known as “vaccine induced thrombocytopenic thrombosis” (VITT) What is my risk of getting a […]

Extremely rare blood clots

Extremely rare blood clots – Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine People aged between 18–40 will be offered an alternative vaccine as the risks are more finely balanced. Up to 30th June 2021, there were reports of 399 cases of extremely rare blood clots with low platelet counts in the UK in people who have received the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine. […]

Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine

Astra Zeneca

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How does the Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccine work?   Watch the video below to find out more about the Oxford vaccine.

An overview of the vaccine programme

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Following extensive trials, four safe and effective vaccines for COVID-19 have been approved in the UK by regulators. Three are currently available. The fourth (Jannsen) will become available in due course. Vaccines are now being delivered in hundreds of hospital hubs, local vaccination services, and in local pharmacies. The NHS is continuing to prioritise people […]

Fertility, pregnancy and breast feeding

Breastfeeding and COVID-19, latest advice

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The Joint Committee on Vaccination (JCVI) has recommended that the vaccine can be received by breastfeeding mothers. There is no data on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines for breastfeeding mothers or for infants. Despite this, COVID-19 vaccines are not thought to be a risk to the breastfeeding infant, and the benefits of breastfeeding are well […]

Pregnancy and COVID-19, latest advice

Pregnancy and COVID-19, latest advice

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There is evidence of increased risks of premature birth and still births if a pregnant woman gets COVID-19. In both cases the risk more than doubles. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) advises that pregnant women should be offered the COIVD-19 vaccine at the same time as the rest of the population, based […]

Fertility, pregnancy and breast feeding

Fertility FAQs

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Can any of the vaccines affect fertility? No – there is nothing in the vaccine that can affect the fertility of women or men Is it safe to try for a baby straight after the vaccine? Yes – there is no need to avoid pregnancy after the vaccine Can I have the vaccine during fertility […]

Vaccines versus variants of concern

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While we are learning more, we need to do everything possible to stop the spread of the virus in order to prevent mutations that may reduce the efficacy of existing vaccines. Vaccines are a critical tool in the battle against COVID-19, and there are clear public health and lifesaving benefits to using the tools we […]

Resources directory

Resources directory

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Resources for all Standard operating procedure – vaccine deployment in community services Public Health England Covid-19 Vaccine Resource Centre, Public Health England Vaccine Communications Toolkit for Adult Social Care COVID-19 vaccine information for social care staff COVID-19 vaccination guide for older adults COVID-19 vaccination: a guide for all women of childbearing age, pregnant or breastfeeding […]

Vaccination FAQs

Vaccination FAQs

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We’ve put together answers to some of the most often asked questions about COVID-19 vaccinations. There’s a lot of misinformation about vaccinations and its important to ensure you have the facts when deciding whether to be vaccinated. See below for some of the questions you’ll find the answers to in this toolkit. If you want […]

Capacity tracker

Capacity tracker

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Overview: To track COVID vaccinations in care homes, the below questions are now included in capacity tracker During the vaccination roll-out it is vitally important to find out how many staff and residents are being vaccinated. This also creates an opportunity to see where additional support is needed to ensure vaccination access is maximised. Getting […]

Information for Domiciliary Care Managers

Information for Domiciliary Care Managers

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Preparing for staff vaccines This information also includes agency staff Be ready to provide each staff member with a letter confirming their employment in the care sector. Reiterate that they can book or self-present themselves and a family member at any vaccination site if they present their staff ID. Keep staff records of vaccinations and […]

Getting a vaccination

Getting a vaccination

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Staff can get their vaccine either by walking in to any Vaccination Centre or participating Community Pharmacy, showing their ID. Or they can book via the National Booking Service across Vaccination Centres or participating Community Pharmacies:   There should be a gap of at least seven days between the flu and COVID-19 vaccine.

What are the possible side-effects

What are the possible side-effects

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Like all medicines, vaccines can cause side effects. Most are mild or moderate, tend to be less common in older people, and go away within a few days. If side effects such as pain and/or fever are troublesome, they can be treated by medicines for pain and fever such as paracetamol. Common side effects: These […]

Fertility, pregnancy and breast feeding

Fertility, pregnancy and breast feeding

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Many women are anxious about becoming pregnant and taking a Covid-19 vaccine. If you’re already pregnant, worrying about the potential effects of vaccination on your baby may be stopping you from getting vaccinated. However, there is evidence that shows increased risks of premature and stillbirth if a pregnant women increase gets COVID-19.