Addressing local and ethnic inequalities in COVID-19 vaccine uptake: a place-based approach
Jan Lecouturier, Mike Kelly, Falko Sniehotta
In order to target issues surrounding health inequalities, we seek to understand what works, and how, in addressing local inequalities in relation to uptake of the COVID-19 vaccination. This will provide insight for central government for support and involvement needed in the planning and delivery of local initiatives by exploring the experiences of public health teams supporting the Covid-19 vaccination programme and focusing on lessons learnt.
The aim of this study is to understand what works, and how, in addressing local inequalities in relation to uptake of the Covid-19 vaccination. The objectives are to:
- Describe and evaluate local initiatives to improve vaccine uptake in disadvantaged groups across England (Audit)
- Gain insight into the experiences of up to 20 DsPH and relevant local authority staff in working to ensure a high level of vaccine uptake is achieved across all groups, and how these experiences compare across regions (Audit)
- Describe in greater depth the planning, delivery, and receipt of these initiatives in a small number of local authorities (Case studies).
Publications and outcome to follow.