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Rural Community Information Champion Updates

CIC Updates – CDA Herts sends out the Updates regularly to our Rural Community Information Champions (CICs). The Updates contain new information sent to us from Hertfordshire County Council Healthy Hubs Scroll down for the latest Update.

The information mainly gives advice and guidance on:

Click Here for Health & Wellbeing Resources
CIC Update 2023 Issue 5 May
CIC Update 2023 Issue 4
CIC Update 2023 Issue 3
CIC Update 2023 Issue 2
CIC Update 2023 Issue 1
For Hertfordshire NHS COVID & Flu vaccination webpage

Rapid testing videos for different scenarios

Update from Community Help Herts which contains further information on Covid, Walk In Vax clinics, general health and wellbeing and community news.

Pregnancy & having the vaccine

Pregnant women are strongly encouraged to have a first, second or booster COVID-19 vaccination

Covid-19 vaccines are strongly recommended in pregnancy as the best way to protect against the known risks of Covid-19 for both mothers and babies. Plus, vaccinated mothers who breastfeed can pass on protective antibodies to their babies.

A range of resources featuring local maternity staff, mums and babies are now available online including; a New Video and a Leaflet. The leaflet will be printed and distributed at ante-natal clinics and the video will be widely shared on social media and through local networks.

The new website page Click Here features more information for people who want to find out more about the vaccine.

For Information on Vaccinations In Your Area Click Here

For the Viewpoint Men’s Community Health Support Health PPT Click Here

Latest NHS Guidance Posters for displaying in public buildings, work places and other areas – right click on the images to save or copy.

For videos which give advice in 5 different south Asian languages about Covid and pregnancy Click Here

To book a guaranteed vaccination appointment with the National Booking Service Click Here or ring 119

For a Govt checklist to help and protect you from false information online Click Here

For a short video from a young Herts Resident about Needle Phobia Click Here

For more resources about anxiety and needle phobia Click Here

For details of infection rates on the HCC website Click Here

To visit Hertfordshire’s NHS Covid-19 and Flu vaccination webpage Click Here

For Covid-19 and Flu Vaccinations near you Click Here

To book or manage your Covid Vaccination Click Here

To get a free PCR Test to check if you have the Coronavirus Click Here

To help put people’s minds at ease about the vaccine in relation to fertility, pregnancy and breastfeeding, a panel of experts got together to answer questions from the public. The video is being shared via social media and can be viewed by Click Here

For Posters with key Covid Health Information in the following languages:

Arabic Urdu Polish Italian Turkish Romanian Portugese
‘Keep Playing Your Part supporting local businesses’ Campaign Posters Rapid Test Selfie Campaign sheet


Hate Crime

Hate crime reporting – Hate crimes include assaults, threats or acts of vandalism, or any other crime committed against someone because of their disability, race, religion, transgender identity or sexual orientation and the impact can be devastating.

You can report hate crime online Click Here or speak to a Force operator via the online web chat Click Here You can call the non-emergency number 101 or in an emergency dial 999. You can also report at True Vision a national Police funded website Click Here

Gypsy Roma, Travellers and Showpeople

New COVID-19 video specially made by a Romany journalist for the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller and Showmen community by film maker @bowers_jake to raise awareness among the Gypsy, Roma, Traveller and Showpeople community about #Covid19, talking about the impact of the virus, and asking safety and religious questions about the vaccine. Watch here

Click Here for AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccine Public Health England Guidance

Vaccination Programme – There is information available about the vaccination programme, including resources for adults with learning disabilities and resources in different languages and formats Click Here

Videos have been created by some of Hertfordshire’s Covid Information Champions in different languages about the coronavirus vaccine Click Here

Arabic leaflet and video links

Urdu leaflet and video links

BBC Asian Network: Click Here

BAME: Hertfordshire and West Essex Health and Care Academy Click Here

HCPA Hertfordshire Care Providers Association: Click Here