The NHS in Essex launched a new website this week, giving residents the latest information and advice on the local COVID-19 vaccination programme. Set up by Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership (MSEHCP), it can be accessed by visiting www.essexcovidvaccine.nhs.uk/
The easy-to-use website provides a wealth of reliable and useful information about vaccination, ensuring residents have the most up-to-date information available, including:
- Guidance on who is currently eligible for the vaccine
- Where to go for your vaccination
- How to book a vaccination appointment
- Information about attending your appointment
- Advice about symptoms and getting yourself tested for Covid-19
The site also provides information in different languages along with a “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) section, covering the most commonly asked questions. There’s also information about self-care, volunteering and local support.
With so much information about COVID-19 and the vaccines available, it’s sometimes difficult to know where to go to find the most up-to-date information; the site acts as a ‘one stop shop’ of valuable information, as well as serving to dispel some of the inaccurate and sometimes confusing myths surrounding vaccination.
Anthony McKeever, Executive Lead for Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership & Joint Accountable Officer for the five CCGs, said:
‘Our priority is to get people vaccinated safely and efficiently and provide Essex residents with the most up-to-date and correct information and guidance around Covid-19 vaccination. This website will help to cut through some of the misinformation and concerns people may have around the vaccine and reassure people that they are doing the right thing’.
The website will be updated regularly.