Covid-19 Vaccine information in alternative languages and accessible formats

If English isn’t your first language these resources might be helpful for explaining more about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Further resources for further languages are also available from NHS England.

‘What should we do after the vaccine?’ Watch this video.
This video is available in further languages.

British Sign Language

COVID 19 vaccination:  A guide for older adults

What to expect after your vaccine

Easy Read

A guide to your COVID19 vaccination

What to expect after vaccination

A guide for women who might get pregnant, who are pregnant or are breastfeeding their baby

This is a short film which describes what is a vaccine is, how vaccines are made, why you should get a vaccine, whether a vaccine make you ill and how to decide whether to have a vaccine.

Staying safe

Public Health England (PHE) has advice on: Hands. Face. Space. guidance, symptoms, NHS Test and Trace, and the NHS Covid-19 smartphone app

Translations include: Arabic, Bengali, Farsi, Gujarati, Hindi, Polish, Punjabi India, Punjabi Pakistan, Simplified Chinese, Slovakian, Somali and Urdu.

Social distancing

GOV.UK has updated guidance on social distancing available in: Welsh, Urdu, Turkish, Somali, Romanian, Punjabi (PK), Polish, Gujarati, Chinese, Bengali, Arabic as well as Easy Read.

Hands. Face. Space

Washing your hands, covering your face and making space can help slow the spread of Covid-19.

Public Health England has content in several languages and alternative formats that explain why it’s important to follow the ‘Hands. Face. Space’ guidelines.


The main symptoms of Covid-19 are a high temperature, a new, continuous cough and a change to your sense of smell or taste.

Public Health England has information about symptoms available in different languages and alternative formats.

Alternative formats include: Easy Read, large print, BSL and audio files.
Doctors of the World has Covid-19 information translated into 61 different languages, including how migrants can access NHS Health Services.

The COVID-19 Infographics website has easy to understand graphics in a variety of languages to help summarise key points about COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccine scams information in South Asian languages

As coronavirus vaccines are being rolled out across the UK, fraudsters are using this as an opportunity to scam people. The NHS is warning everyone to be vigilant about fake vaccination invitations.

BBC Asian Network is helping people in the South Asian community to spot potential scams, with advice videos in five South Asian languages: UrduPunjabiSylhetiTamil and Gujarati.