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Vaccine conspiracies debunked in South Asian languages- February 2021 update

Surveys suggest that the South Asian community has one of the highest levels of vaccine hesitancy in the UK. It is believed that fake news and false information could be causing some people to reject the Covid vaccine. Some of these myths include claims the vaccine contains animal products and is not halal, that it causes infertility; there are also false claims spreading around that hospitals are empty, when in fact many are overwhelmed.

BBC Asian Network debunks these rumours in five South Asian languages: Urdu, Tamil, Gujarati, Sylheti and Punjabi.

Visit website to watch the videos:

Advice regarding what isolation is, social distancing, and shielding - January 2021 update

Community Response & Engagement Teams translated Video Messages:

Keeping it simple - stay home, advice regarding what isolation is, social distancing, and shielding.










Information from Kirklees Council

 How do vaccines work? - January 2021 update

The National Institute of Health Research recently delivered a Webinar around Health & Social Care and the use of vaccines and as part of this the BBC Asian Network have produced some short videos in a range of languages explaining how vaccines work and the importance of them:

How do vaccines work (in Urdu)?  

How do vaccines work (in Punjabi)?  

How do vaccines work (in Gujarati)?  

How do vaccines work (in Sylheti)?  

How do vaccines work (in Tamil)?  

Covid-19 symptoms, how to stay safe, and how to get tested - November 2020 update

Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is still in our community.

There are a few, very simple things you can do to make sure you don’t get the virus or spread it to others.

Visit #kirkleeswelcomes website for more information:


 We haven't beaten the virus... yet! - July 2020 update

 Download leaflets in other languages:


You can also visit Kirklees Welcomes website for video and audio files in various languages: