Leicester: Kashmir Development Foundation in collaboration with the NHS is encouraging people to be wise and Immunise as vaccination are our best protection. The winter vaccine literacy campaign “Be Wise, immunise” encourages the members of British Kashmiri, South Asian and other diverse communities to get their flu and COVID-19 vaccines to reduce the risk of serious illness in colder months.
Kashmir Development Foundation has organised a Vaccine Literacy and community engagement event outside the Mosque of the Islamic Foundation, Ratby Lane, Markfield Leicestershire. Sardar Aftab Khan Executive Director Kashmir Development Foundation, provided essential information about Vaccines and how they work to the members of British Kashmiri, South Asian and other members of the communities. Getting vaccinated can help to stop the spread of flu and COVID-19. You can contact your GP practice or visit www.nhs.uk/vaccinations to book your vaccination appointment.
KDF volunteers distributed over 200 information leaflets with essential information about Flu and Covid-19 vaccines in Pahari, Urdu and English language. They also signposted community members to information and help available from the NHS on this occasion. Farooq Murad Director of the Islamic Foundation, Dr Abu Zeid, Dr Raza Mohammed Orthopedic Surgeon and Trustee of the Islamic Foundation, Ms Saddiqa Ali, Mohammed Sadiq Khaokhar administrator of the Islamic Foundation and others were also present there.
Report by S M Irfan Tahir Photojournalist / Member National Union of Journalists (NUJ) Great Britain.