How will older people be contacted about the vaccine?
Last week saw the vaccine roll out gathering pace, which is exciting news for those receiving the vaccine and provides some much-needed positive news for the rest of us. Local Age UKs have reported that they are receiving calls from older people who are worried about how they will receive their vaccine and whether they have to travel to a mass vaccine centre which may be challenging for some of them.
AgeUK have written a useful blog on what communications older people should expect to receive from the NHS, what choices they have on where to receive their vaccine and how to spot a scam. The blog includes:
- Which vaccine will I get?
- Where will I get the vaccine?
- How will I be contacted?
- Things to watch out for
Clear, helpful vaccine guidance for constituents
With misinformation in the public domain, it is important that older people can find information from accessible and trustworthy sources. Age UK have a useful coronavirus guidance hub which includes frequently asked questions about the vaccine.
What about the new variant?
News of the new coronavirus variant is understandably very worrying. To help older people understand what this all means and how it’s affecting the vaccine roll out AgeUK have produced a helpful blog to answer some basic questions.