The Sheffield Community Champion Project, co-ordinated by SOAR and funded by Sheffield City Council, works alongside 8 community organisations. The Organisations will recruit 80 Community Champion volunteers with the aim to empower communities in making informed health decisions.
The Community Champions are supporting their communities by:
Listening to your questions and concerns
Sharing correct Covid-19 & Vaccine information
Helping people access services, such as vaccine clinics, testing sites and other health or community services
If you are interested in becoming a Community Champion, or would like to know more, please contact Hanna on:
Tel: 07498 842 744
Anyone aged 12+ is eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine and all adults 18+ are eligible for their booster jab at least 6 months after their second dose.
The 1st dose of the COVID-19 vaccine should give you good protection from COVID-19 from 3 or 4 weeks after you have had it, but you need to have the 2 doses to give you longer lasting protection.
There is a chance you might still get or spread COVID-19 even if you have the vaccine.
Long Covid is a concern. The more the virus spreads, the more Long Covid there will be for whatever variant happens to be around. Symptoms include breathlessness, headaches, chronic fatigue, "brain fog", anxiety and stress.
There are some people who have been double jabbed that will still be hospitalised. The vaccine at full protection is not 100% effective, it is approximately 85% effective and will only work if you are fully vaccinated.
Being double vaccinated doesn't reduce the risk to zero, but it does reduce the risk of an 80-year-old to that of a 50-year-old.
This means it is important to:
Continue to follow social distancing guidance.
If you can, wear something that covers your nose and mouth in places where it is hard to stay away from other people.