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Covid-19 Vaccination Champions

Supporting autistic people to access Covid-19 vaccination

If you would like information on getting your Covid-19 vaccine, we can help.

Autism Hampshire has become a Covid-19 Vaccination Champion with Southampton City Council.

Covid-19 What It’s Like Video

To help you understand what to expect when you get a Covid-19 vaccine we have created this video. You can watch this below or click through to watch on our YouTube channel.


This video was created in partnership with the University of Southampton Health Service and Southampton City Council. We are grateful for their support. It was produced by Autek CIC.

Easy-read information

To help you understand about the Covid-19 vaccination, please click the links below.

To help you understand about the Covid-19 booster vaccination, please click the link below:

Why do we need Vaccination Champions?

Southampton was identified as one of 60 local authorities across the country with lower vaccination rates, with around 20% of residents remaining unvaccinated.

Covid-19 has affected autistic people in many ways, and we are now seeing more people who are socially isolated, having retreated further away from their community services and health care providers during lockdown. Our project will ensure that our autistic community is given appropriate advice and guidance about the Covid-19 vaccine, in an accessible manner that addresses their specific concerns, with the aim of reducing their anxieties and giving them the confidence to attend their vaccination appointments.

For further information on the project, please read the news article or contact: autismhealth@autismhampshire.org.uk

Autism Hampshire easy-read Covid-19 vaccination information

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