The HSE COVID-19 Vaccine Community Network aims to keep people informed about and engaged with the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine programme. By sharing a variety of online resources on safety and testing, how each vaccine works, and the vaccine priority list, they also aim to build confidence in the vaccine. To view the available online resources, click here.
The Royal Irish Academy and Health Research Board have partnered to create a podcast series on vaccines and vaccination with experts on the topic from around Ireland. The episodes discuss how vaccines offer protection against infectious diseases around the world. You can listen to the podcast episodes here.
iHealth Facts: The Health Research Board-Trials Methodology Research Network (HRB-TMRN), Evidence Synthesis Ireland and Cochrane Ireland based in NUI Galway have joined forces with their Partners and Evidence Advisors and developed the iHealthFacts.ie website. The online resource enables the public to quickly and easily check the reliability of a health claim and wants to help the public use evidence to make informed decisions about their own health.
The Irish Hospice Foundation is Ireland’s only national charity dedicated to death, dying and bereavement. They have developed a Care & Inform Hub to respond to the COVID-19 emergency in an informative and compassionate way. It includes a range of information resources and videos focusing on the themes of grief, funerals in exceptional times, planning ahead and a suite of Resources for Healthcare Professionals to support and guide all who need it during this time. It will be updated continually. Access the hub here
PREVAC (Practical Reviews of Evidence – Volunteers Against Covid-19) are a group of volunteers from around the world with a variety of backrounds, expertise and skills , who have come togehter to provide people with practical tools to help protect their households and loved ones and reduce the spread of coronavirus. The toolkit is a free, pragmatic, evidence-based set of tools to combat COVID-19 for all, regardless of who you are or where you live in the world. It is being developed on a weekly basis and the developers are seeking feedback from individuals and communities on what they find useful, how it can be improved and what other information would be useful. The link to the toolkit is: coronavirus-toolkit.com