St John Ambulance is seeking new Volunteer Vaccinators ahead of the drive to boost people’s immunity against Covid-19 this autumn.
Between now and September, the first aid and health response charity hopes to recruit and train 5,000 new vaccinators in areas of England where they will be most needed – including Devon.
A full list of locations is below, and people can find out more and apply now at: www.sja.org.uk/volunteer-vaccinator
Craig Harman, St John Ambulance’s acting Chief Operating Officer says: “We’ve been playing a vital role in helping deliver the NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme since it began.
“Our original vaccination volunteers have given more than a million hours of their time, and now we need more Volunteer Vaccinators to administer Covid and flu jabs this autumn, as well as ensuring we’re ready to support any surges in demand for vaccinations.
“Many of the vaccinators I’ve spoken to over the last year and a half say that giving people their jabs has been one of the best experiences of their life.
“The satisfaction of protecting people and keeping the pandemic at bay is enormous, plus being part of St John opens up a whole range of extra volunteering opportunities where people can help their communities, like sharing lifesaving first aid skills or supporting our brilliant programmes for young people.”
St John Ambulance’s call for additional vaccinators follows the recent announcement [https://www.gov.uk/government/news/over-50s-to-be-offered-covid-19-booster-and-flu-jab-this-autumn] by the Government that the priority groups for vaccination are being expanded and everyone over 50 will be offered a Covid booster and a flu jab this autumn.
St John Ambulance’s work on vaccination is a vital element of the charity’s role as the nation’s health reserve and a trusted partner to the NHS.
The efforts are part of more than 1.5 million hours the charity’s support for communities on the frontline of the Covid-19 pandemic – including work in hospitals, as the nation’s ambulance auxiliary and on community projects.
St John Ambulance needs you!
The places where St John needs more Volunteer Vaccinators are:
Hampshire and the Isle of Wight
London – East, South & West
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