The release of a COVID-19 vaccination is highly anticipated. With clinical trials progressing well, the NHS across Devon is preparing extensively to be ready to deliver vaccines as soon as they become available.
Parliament recently changed the law to allow a wider group of people to undertake training to deliver vaccines, including many allied health professionals, pharmacy and dental professionals, and healthcare scientists – as well as others with first aid qualifications who can complete appropriate training.
We are now calling on individuals from across the organisation, who have experience of vaccinating or are willing to be trained, to put themselves forward to support the vital next phase in the health service’s COVID-19 response.
There will be a range of paid roles offered on a flexible basis, including outside of usual working hours to fit with your other responsibilities. Important non-clinical supporting roles will also be available. In all roles, appropriate training, supervision and PPE will be provided to ensure the safety of staff, volunteers and patients.
If you want to help, please register your interest with the Royal Devon and Exeter hospital:
rde-tr.DevonCovidVaccination@nhs.net and the team will be in touch shortly to explain next steps.