COVID-19 VACCINE

Keeping Safe.

Helping With Your Health

At SACMHA we understand that all aspects of your health are important.  We provide a number of services and work with other service providers to help support those within the community.

Visit the pages below for more information.

SACMHA Is Here To Support

At SACMHA, we know there is some hesitancy in our African Caribbean communities surrounding the Covid-19 Vaccines. We all have questions and our goal is to make sure our community has access to as much information as possible.

 

It’s a priority to make sure that whatever decision we make on taking the vaccine, we’re informed with the most up to date vaccination information. Find FAQs and online resources from the Sheffield CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) here. Browse this page for videos, posters and information on the Covid-19 Vaccine.

 

Have a look at our Community Spotlight tab to hear from members of the African Caribbean community on their experiences receiving the vaccine. 

COVID-19

Find out more information about the latest COVID-19 Vaccine.

 

We aim to provide current and accurate information, and the decision to have the vaccine or not is completely personal. Whatever you choose, SACMHA will continue to support you and the African-Caribbean community. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

For walk-in clinics please check here: Find a walk-in coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination site – NHS (www.nhs.uk).

 

For bookable appointments please check here: Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS (www.nhs.uk).

 

Please note: the Moor Markets clinic and the NHS Vaccination Centre at Longley Lane have closed their vaccine clinic doors.

Check out the Antenatal Clinic at the Jessops Wing.

 

Clinic Times: Mon – Fri: 8.30am – 5.30pm

Location: Jessops Hospital, Tree Root Walk, Sheffield, S10 2SF.

The COVID-19 Vaccine

The vaccines approved for use in the UK have met strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness set out by the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

 

Any coronavirus vaccine that is approved must go through all the clinical trials and safety checks all other licensed medicines go through. The MHRA follows international standards of safety.

Other vaccines are being developed. They will only be available on the NHS once they have been thoroughly tested to make sure they are safe and effective.

 

So far, thousands of people have been given a COVID-19 vaccine and reports of serious side effects, such as allergic reactions, have been very rare. No long-term complications have been reported.

Who is being vaccinated now?

Where can you get vaccinated?

What vaccines for Covid-19 are currently available in Sheffield?

Recent emerging data has found a link between blood clots and the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine. This risk is extremely low (around 4 in one million). As a comparison, the risk of blood clots in women taking the contraceptive pill is much higher – around 5 per 10,000. These can also occur naturally, and clotting problems are a common complication of COVID-19 infection.

British Sign Language (BSL) Support Available

Remote British Sign Language (BSL) Support is now available to BSL users receiving their COVID-19 vaccination at Vaccination Centres or Community Pharmacy-led sites.

Support is available through the NHS 119 British Sign Language (BSL) service. It is provided by InterpreterNow and allows the user to instantly connect to a remote BSL interpreter during their vaccination appointment.

 

The service can be accessed through an app via a smartphone or PC. Patients can download the app and register for an account to access the service. This service is free of charge and provides a complimentary service to already existing local arrangements offering translation and interpretation services.

 

The app can be downloaded at www.interpreternow.co.uk

CAHN Health Hour

SACMHA recently partnered with CAHN (Caribbean and African Health Network) to ensure that the African Caribbean community has the best possible information in respect of the Covid-19 vaccine. 

 

CAHN facilitated a panel discussion of doctors and medical professionals from different departments across the NHS. They informed us about the vaccine, answered questions from the community and talked about their own experiences taking the vaccine.

COVID-19 Vaccine Panel
16.01.2021

Covid-19 Vaccine Panel is part of CAHN’s Health Hour series and is their first panel of this kind. The Health Hour panel features:

African Caribbean medical professionals who have received the vaccine and are happy to share why they support it.


This panel is facilitated by Charles Kwaku-Odoi. Panelists include Mr Theo Asumu , Dr Ngozi Edi-Osagie, Dr Kate Ogah, Dr Victor Ameh, Mr Yakubu Karagama, Dr Judith Umeadi, Dr Gail Busby, Dr Barbara Ogedengbe and many more (information on flyer).


Click here to download CAHN’s event report.

Focus: COVID-19 Vaccine
30.01.2021

Focus: Covid-19 Vaccine is part of CAHN’s Health Hour series and builds on the previous session. The Health Hour panel of African Caribbean medical professionals answer questions like:

What is a vaccine? What is in the vaccines? Covid-19 vaccines and underlying health conditions?


This panel is facilitated by Dr Ngozi Ed-Osagie. Guest speakers include Dr Ugo Umeadi (GP), Dr Quincy Chuka (GP), Dr Deji Adeyeye (GP), and Dr Joel Paul (Consultant Virologist).