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Question of the Month February 2021

In February, we asked:

“How do you feel about being offered the Covid -19 Vaccination?”

Your valuable feedback told us that the majority of older people in Gloucestershire were very positive about receiving the vaccine and that you felt it was the first step in the ‘return to normality’.

Nearly everyone reported that the process of receiving the vaccine had been extremely efficient with very little waiting time; many people were very complimentary about staff and volunteers who you said were friendly and helpful.  Few reported any side effects after their first dose and those who hadn’t yet received the vaccine reported you couldn’t wait to get it!

We had some interesting feedback from a member of our BAME community, who felt that more could have been done to encourage take up within their peer group. Specifically, more time spent explaining the vaccine and better investment ahead of the roll-out.

‘What a relief there is a vaccine’

‘Age has its benefits and this is one of them’

 

For more information contact:

Helen Atkinson, Head of Age Friendly Innovation on 01452 420931 or email hatkinson@ageukgloucestershire.org.uk