As part of our #GettingMyVaccine/#teekalagahvo campaign, we are sharing some experiences of receiving the Covid-19 vaccines. In this blog post, Balvinder discusses accompanying an individual to their vaccine appointment.
“The whole procedure and process was nothing short of a royals Royce operation! Absolutely worth getting vaccinated. It didn’t hurt at all I’m told.”
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100 days of Sikh Sanjog Response to Covid-19
We are so pleased to share a snapshot of all we have achieved as an organisation since the UK went into lockdown. With this infographic you can see the support we have provided, the partnerships we have formed, the meals we have prepared and much much more!
NEW UPDATE – Punjabi Translation of Flu Vaccine Message
Here is our Director Trishna Singh working with nhsinform.scot/flu with the Punjabi translation so the message can be reached further 💜
Scottish Sikh ethnicity data given green light by Scottish Government
There have been discussions regarding the collection of ethnicity as well as religious data on Sikhs by public bodies to aid decision making and in assessing the effectiveness of policies.
Trishna Singh OBE, Director of Sikh Sanjog explained the significance of this step;
“We appreciate the Equalities Minister’s commitment to the Sikh community and that she is considering the mandatory collection of ethnicity data for Sikhs and other ethnic groups on the back of the COVID-19 crisis.
Collecting ethnicity statistics are vital. Ethnicity data is used to inform resource allocation, policy formulation and service delivery and is paramount in helping to provide a better understanding of Scotland’s ethnic make up.
Rapid intervention will lead to important improvements that will positively impact on the whole of the Sikh Community across Scotland. This will help ensure that public services are geared to everyone’s needs and detect any discrimination faced by Sikhs on policy and service level.”
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