The wide range of support provided by organisations can largely be divided into: Supporting the provision of information and enabling people to access the vaccine.
Partnership working was very effective in supporting the vaccine rollout and 80% of third sector respondents were interested in collaborating with health boards on future public health interventions to reduce health inequalities.
There were calls from third sector and public sector to actively take the vaccine to under-served communities. This was especially pertinent with organisations supporting people experiencing homelessness or issues with alcohol or drug abuse. For example, bringing vaccinations to hostels and community mental health and addiction services.
Respondents observed multiple wider benefits for people’s health as a result of the programme, including building trust with services and helping people register people with a GP.