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An elderly disabled member of the public from Grays needed transport arranged to Southend on Sea for a particular type of Covid vaccination, the Community Health Champion arranged the appointment and for a taxi to take them and bring them back. Following up after the appointment the patient’s husband said they were extremely pleased with the service given the taxi driver was both friendly and helpful. He also asked about further services which he was referred onto.

Spoke with an expectant mother, in her mid-20s. She had the first two vaccinations prior to falling pregnant but had not had the booster as she was unsure of the effects it may have on her pregnancy. After explaining that the vaccines have been tested and the data shows that they will only help protect her and the baby, I gave her details of a particular website that could help with her fears and she said she would speak to her midwifery team and GP which she had not considered before.

A member of the public agreed to do a video interview about how he overcame his fear of Vaccinations and needles. He explained he was very nervous and wary of vaccinations, when he had the first Jab he discussed with the nurses how he felt and they were very helpful in easing his fears by having a conversation to divert his mind. After this very positive outcome he realized that there was nothing to be worried about and for the 2nd jab he went in without any hesitation.