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Covid-19 vaccines – what is the truth? Watch an online Q&A with Director of Public Health Leicester, Ivan Browne


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As part of our 'Be safe, get the covid-19 vaccine' campaign, we're pleased to announce an online question and answer video session with Director of Public Health Leicester, Ivan Browne. We'll be talking about the Covid-19 vaccination programme and other local public health matters. The video will be available early next week across all of internal and social media channels and hosted on our 'Be safe, get the Covid vaccine' website.

The Government recently ramped up vaccinations in younger age groups, so the country can finally lift all lockdown restrictions on 19 July. In England, people aged 18+ can now book their vaccine online or by calling 119 if they have not received their first dose. Also, there are a series of pop up vaccination clinics across Leicetsershire this week - locations and timings can be found here.  

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Given the ongoing risk of variants, getting fully vaccinated is seen as key to protecting public health, cutting transmission and protecting the health care system. Vaccination is also our passport to enjoying a more normal campus, student and staff experience in the short- and longer-term future. However, we know some in the DMU community and beyond will have some legitimate concerns and will want more information about the safety and effectiveness of the three brands of vaccination on offer.

That's why we're lining up a series of discussions with public health experts - starting with Ivan Browne.

·        The current level of Covid infections and the issues posed by the delta variant

·        Progress of vaccinations in Leicester

·        The truth of vaccine hesitancy in BAME and younger age groups

·        What can be done to increase uptake of vaccination in all communities

·        Why and how to be an advocate of the Covid vaccination

·        Tackling misinformation

·        Leicester's future once restrictions are lifted

We'll be sharing the recording of the discussion on our 'Be safe, get the Covid vaccine' website. In the interim, if you have any questions or concerns about getting the Covid vaccines on offer, please visit the website, where you will find FAQs, 'key things to know' about the vaccines, and a 'myths, stats and facts' section to help you get accurate information.  ​

Posted on Monday 5th July 2021

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