Vaccine resources in other languages and alternative formats

We have produced our resources in other languages, including British Sign Language (BSL).

COVID-19 vaccine social media images in other languages

Social media images about the COVID-19 vaccine have been developed in several languages.

These are available for you to download and share on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

View the resources in the:

COVID-19 vaccine leaflets

Information leaflets are available in a number of languages.

View translated versions of the COVID-19 resources on NHS Inform (external website)

We have also produced this leaflet as:

  • Audio
  • Easy Read
  • Large print

View the COVID-19 leaflet in alternative formats on NHS InformĀ (external website)

You can request other formats (Braille, E-text) and other languages of these leaflets by emailing phs.otherformats@phs.scot

COVID-19 vaccination helpline

The COVID-19 vaccination helpline is available on 0800 030 8013. It's open 8am to 8pm, 7 days per week. Translation is available into more than 200 languages. Callers can ring the helpline and ask for the language they need and the number they would like to be called on (in English). Call handlers will then arrange a call back to the number with the requested support.

If a call handler identifies the required language but not the phone number, they can attempt to connect to the interpretation service without a call back, but this will depend on the availability of a translator.

COVID-19 vaccine videos

The Scottish Government YouTube channel (external website) has a range of videos about the COVID-19 vaccines, available in different languages. These include the NHSScotland explainer videos which cover the facts, safety and side effects, doses and appointments, vaccine ingredients, faith leaders and pregnancy, breastfeeding and fertility.

NHS Lothian has created COVID-19 vaccination videos (external website) in different languages and in BSL to provide information about the vaccine and clarify some myths and misconceptions. Languages include English, Arabic, Bengali, Romanian, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Urdu, Polish, Swahili, Kurdish and BSL.

Feniks hosted a webinar to provide information on the COVID-19 vaccine to the Polish community (external website).

Last updated: 19 May 2022