During the pandemic, Hidden Disabilities Sunflower worked with the NHS in the UK to support people with hidden disabilities during the vaccine roll-out by providing free Hidden Disabilities Sunflower training and products to NHS vaccination centres. This means that individuals wearing the Sunflower were supported with the extra time, care, patience or understanding needed when visiting one of the vaccination centres that recognised the Sunflower.

Some people with hidden disabilities experienced significant challenges during the vaccination process, ranging from anxiety, an inability to process and retain information or visual and hearing loss to not being able to stand for long periods or having limited access to toilet facilities. Wearing the Sunflower helped to make these invisible challenges visible so that Sunflower wearers could quickly highlight that they may need extra support, care or simply a little more time when visiting one of the vaccination centres listed below. This list was constantly updated as more NHS vaccination centres joined the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Scheme:


The COVID-19 vaccination centres that recognised the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower*:

Airedale General Hospital
Amicus Health
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
Boots, Huddersfield, HD1 2QE 
Boots - 19-29 Above Bar Street, Southampton
Boots - New Mersey Retail Park
Boots - Taunton
Boots Bluewater Pharmacy FDF72
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Bristol, Ashton Gate Football Stadium
Cambridge University Hospitals
Cardiff & Vale University Health Board, Cardiff
Churchdown Surgery
Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals
Epsom & St Helier NHS Trust
Epsom and St Helier Hospital
Fell Tower Medical Centre
Gloucester Boots Vaccination Centre
Gloucestershire Hospitals Trust
Gloucestershire Health & Care NHS Trust
Guy’s & St Thomas’, London
Hathaway Medical Centre
James Paget University Hospitals, Great Yarmouth

Lancashire Teaching Hospital, Preston
Liverpool University Hospitals
Milton Keynes University Hospital
Mount Gould Hospital
Musgrove Park Hospital
NHS South West London CCG
North Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
North West Anglia, Peterborough
Old Orchard Surgery
Royal Bath and West Showground
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Free London
Royal Surrey Hospital
South Tees NHS Trust, Middlesbrough
Surrey & Sussex Healthcare
Taunton Racecourse
The Royal Bath and West Mass Vaccination
University Hospital Plymouth
United Lincolnshire
Hospitals NHS TrustUniversity Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire
University Hospitals Derby & Burton
University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park
Wirral Hospital