Video messages encourage Covid-19 vaccination take-up

Published: Fri 9th July, 2021

  • The Council and Equality Action have created video messages to encourage take-up of the Covid-19 vaccine
    The Council and Equality Action have created video messages to encourage take-up of the Covid-19 vaccine

A series of video messages from people in the Loughborough community have been produced to help encourage take-up of the Covid-19 vaccine.

Charnwood Borough Council has teamed up with Equality Action, a registered charity based in the town, to produce the videos.

They will be shared in community groups and on social media channels.

Cllr Leigh Harper-Davies, lead member for community support, said: “I would like to thank everyone for taking part in these messages. This is just another way we are supporting the vaccination programme.

“In some areas, the take-up is lower than others and we just want to try to get the message across that the vaccine is our best hope of getting our lives back to normal.”

Varsha Parmar, executive officer at Equality Action, said: “We were really pleased to be involved in this project. We work closely with lots of different communities in the area but this is a message for everyone - the vaccine is the best way to protect yourself, your family, friends and work colleagues.

“We need to encourage as many people as possible to have a Covid-19 vaccine.”

The messages are from several people in the community and some videos are in Bengali and Gujarati.

They can be viewed on the Council’s YouTube channel

There are many ways to book a Covid-19 vaccine:

A good source for information about Covid-19 vaccinations is the Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group website.

There are walk-in clinics in Loughborough in the coming days:

Saturday, July 10

  • Charnwood Borough Council, Southfields Road, Loughborough, LE11 2TX - 8:30am-12:30pm & 1pm - 5pm (Pfizer)
  • Loughborough Hospital, Loughborough, LE11 5JY - 8am to 4pm (Pfizer)

Sunday, July 11

  • Loughborough Hospital, Loughborough, LE11 5JY - 8am to 4pm (Pfizer)

Tuesday, July 13

  • Charnwood Borough Council, Loughborough, LE11 2TX - 8:30am-12:30pm & 1pm - 5pm (Pfizer)