Conversations on COVID-19 vaccines with experts by experience of homelessness
About this project
Expert Focus was commissioned by Healthy London Partnership’s (HLP) Homeless Health programme to co-produce a set of videos with Experts by Experience of homelessness, sharing their views and experiences on COVID-19 vaccinations.
- Seven short videos have been produced where each participant shares their reasons for getting vaccinated, or why they would encourage others to get theirs.
- A 35-minute group discussion video was also produced where the participants discuss several topics and share their individual experiences of life during the COVID-19 pandemic, why they chose to get vaccinated, and ways to build trust to encourage peers to get vaccinated to help keep themselves and others in the community safe.
Find the full project report write-up, which includes information on sharing these videos on your own channels, here.
Watch the the full playlist here:
Sharing these videos
Group discussions on COVID-19 vaccines and life during the pandemic
Partners including local vaccine delivery teams are encouraged to watch and share learnings from the group discussion video. Watch in full or jump to specific topics:
0:00 – Introduction by Stan Burridge, Expert Focus
1:07 – Understanding vaccination reluctance
11:07 – Experiencing side effects
15:07 – Approaching conversations around vaccinations
22:51 – Building trust with the homeless population
25:51 – Practical ways to support vaccine engagement and uptake
30:43 – How COVID impacted people’s lives
Two-minute talking heads videos
Each member of the group filmed an additional video, taking two minutes to share their reasons for getting vaccinated, or why they would encourage others to get theirs.
Frontline and outreach staff are welcome to share the short talking heads videos with clients and residents who have not yet chosen to get their first dose, or returned for a second or booster dose.
Watch and share with these links:
Courtney – staying protected from the dangers of COVID: https://youtu.be/k5asggR9wC8
Christine – dispelling the myths: https://youtu.be/O7m3g13txNY
Derryn – the benefits of being vaccinated: https://youtu.be/Yk7GVgMunKQ
Jo – improving access to information: https://youtu.be/77qV_Zl3spU
Luka – encouraging COVID and flu vaccinations: https://youtu.be/n7x4B-G5zbk
Tuesday – protecting friends and family: https://youtu.be/1LLzb7jSt4g
Vincent – worth it despite the side effects: https://youtu.be/yzt1tLnr_QA
See this page for the latest NHS information on coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines.
Find out more about our Homeless Health programme.