COVID-19 vaccination - What to expect and translations

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You will receive a copy of this leaflet after you have had your first vaccine. It contains information on the vaccine, potential side effects and what to do next.

Please note, alternative formats available below are based on a previous version of this leaflet. The most recent version includes information on reports of a possible rare side effect of heart inflammation and what to look out for.

A large print accessible version of this leaflet is available below as a Word document. Braille versions of this leaflet are available from Trust vaccination centres or by contacting An audio version of the leaflet is also available.

COVID-19 vaccination – A guide for adults BSL and ISL videos produced by the BDA are available and include information on what to expect after vaccination. These will be updated as soon as possible.

Additional information

Plain text translations of this leaflet are available to download below and have been updated with the latest information. If you need this information in a language that is not available here, you can use the Browsealoud facility on this website. This tool can translate and/or read aloud over 90 other languages. The full list of languages available is here and instructions for how to use the Browsealoud option are available to download here.


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Target group
For those who have recieved their first COVID-19 vaccine