Summary of Covid vaccine information session held with Reading Kenyan Association

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Healthwatch Reading held a question and answer public event for the local Kenyan community with speakers including the local public health director and a biomedical scientist on 14 March 2021.

The session started with a brief history of vaccination, how vaccines work and why they are important for people in minority ethnic communities.

Questions asked included why Covid-19 vaccines have been developed so quickly, why Covid-19 didn’t appear to have affected Black people in Africa as badly as it has in the UK, the frequency of booster vaccinations, the safety of vaccines, whether vaccines will be compulsory and how community leaders can tackle misinformation.

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Report title 
Summary of Covid vaccine information session held with Reading Kenyan Association
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Reading
Date of publication 
Tuesday, 20 April, 2021
Date evidence capture began 
Sunday, 14 March, 2021
Date evidence capture finished 
Sunday, 14 March, 2021
Key themes 
Consent to care and treatment
Health inequalities
Health protection
Information providing

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Not known
Primary research method used 
Engagement event
If an Enter and View methodology was applied, was the visit announced or unannounced? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Primary care services 
Diagnostic and/or screening service - single handed sessional providers

Details about conditions and diseases

Conditions or diseases 
Respiratory conditions
What type of pregnancy or maternity themes are included in the report 

Details of people who shared their views

Number of people who shared their views 
Not known
Age group 
Not known
Not known
Black/ African / Caribbean / Black British
Specific ethnicity if known 
Sexual orientation 
Not known
Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Not known
Does the information include staff's views? 
Types of health and care professionals engaged 
All care professionals
What was the main sentiment of the people who shared their views? 

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
Not known

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.