Healthwatch Coventry has produced summary information on the Healthwatch Coventry website, and are helping people with individual queries about vaccination. We are staying up to date with what is happening locally with COVID-19 vaccination and talking to GP leaders so that we can pass on information.
When it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine, much has been written about the mistrust among certain communities but is this the only factor preventing uptake? Recent Healthwatch findings from Healthwatch England highlight that barriers to vaccination go beyond the trust issues already identified, with logistical issues such as the location of vaccine centres and having to use public transport being reported as significant barriers.
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You can do this through the Healthwatch Coventry feedback form. We use this information to build a picture of what it is like to use local services which we share with those who run and plan services.