Published: 09 December 2021
St George’s, University of London, in collaboration with colleagues at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has today launched a campaign to address concerns and answer commonly asked questions about Covid-19 vaccines.
Current estimates show that around 92% of the adult population in England have received two or more doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, with a significant proportion of the country still yet to be vaccinated, and certain groups more likely to have lower vaccine uptake than others. With this in mind, the university is offering to provide accurate and trusted information about Covid-19 vaccines to those who need it, to ease remaining concerns.
As one of the country’s leading centres for Covid-19 vaccine research, based on the site of London’s largest hospital, scientists and clinicians working at St George’s are among the best-placed people to share vaccination knowledge and expertise.
Bringing together vaccine researchers, immunology experts and medical consultants, specialising in treating Covid-19 and related conditions, the university has released a video inviting people to ask questions of the experts involved.
The video, as well as physical leaflets, flyers and banners, invite members of the St George’s community and wider public to visit a webpage where they can submit their own questions. They will then receive a direct response from one of the appropriate experts involved in the campaign. The website will also be updated with frequently asked questions, providing a resource for future visitors as the campaign grows.
Professor Julian Ma, Director of the Institute for Infection and Immunity at St George’s, University of London, said: “This immensely important campaign is launching at a critical moment as the number of Covid-19 cases in the country is starting to rise again.
“Vaccines have already saved thousands of lives during the pandemic, but for many people there are still unanswered questions about their safety and effectiveness. As the UK’s health specialist university, it is our responsibility to help give people the information they need to make an informed decision and ease any concerns about taking up the offer of a vaccine. We welcome any questions and will respond to every one, with answers based on scientific evidence.”
You can submit your own question to the experts at St George’s here.