We gathered feedback for the local Integrated Care Board (ICB) and Public Health team at Buckinghamshire Council on awareness and attitudes towards NHS Vaccinations amongst eligible members of Pakistani communities (aged 65 years and above), to help inform their vaccination programme and future campaign planning.

What we did

We gathered feedback during January and February 2024. We held five focus groups, four two-person interviews and five individual interviews. Feedback was collected in mosques and social settings across High Wycombe and Chesham.

We listened to 51 voices in total.

What we found

All focus group participants had been vaccinated against COVID-19 at least twice, and most had also previously had a flu jab. So, the sample did not provide insight into the issue of vaccine hesitancy in those the Pakistani community in Buckinghamshire, aged 65 years and above. Instead, it did provide insight into continuing vaccine hesitancy i.e. uptake of COVID-19 boosters and repeated yearly flu jabs.

Our findings and recommendations have been shared with the ICB and Public Health team at Buckinghamshire Council, and the insight will feed into future vaccination programmes.

 

Published on 2 May

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