Sandwell Public Heath would like to report that the vaccination programme – the biggest in NHS history – is off to a strong start, and more than 12 million doses have now been delivered across the country, covering almost one in four people over the age of 80.
Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is the most effective way of protecting people against this deadly and devastating virus. Ambitions are set high and Public Health would like all communities to have a maximum uptake in people getting their vaccine. COVID-19 has adversely impacted on our marginalised and vulnerable communities. Ensuring uptake of vaccinations amongst the borough’s diverse community is a way of bucking this trend but everyone has to work together to improve health outcomes.
Sandwell Public Health are offering an in-depth COVID-19 vaccination leader training and support programme. The programme will include:
• Exclusive online briefings with our Director of Public Health and other public health specialists on the latest local data
• How to tackle vaccine misinformation
• Tips and techniques on how to be a powerful influencer
• Access to a promotional toolkit and resources
• Priority access to bespoke creative and marketing services including: printing, graphic design, social media content and much more.
The training will be delivered virtually via Microsoft teams and will last two hours. The dates and times of sessions are below. You only need to attend one of these sessions.
Wednesday 17 March, 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Thursday 25 March, 10.00am – 12.00pm
Monday 31 March, 11.00am – 1.00pm
Places on this programme are limited so book soon to avoid disappointment.
To apply email PHCovid19Community@sandwell.gov.uk. Please state in the email:
• Organisation you are affiliated with
• Why you want to be a COVID-19 vaccination leader
• Which session you would like to book onto
This programme is part of Sandwell’s community response to COVID-19. In partnership with SCVO, Public Health have also a created a new strand of the current Vision 2030 grants programme which will enable applications to be made for small grants. For more information, click here.