The NHS is asking for volunteers to administer the COVID-19 vaccine as the second pandemic continues.
Those who signed up to the Royal Voluntary Service in the first wave of the pandemic, are now being contacted to help give the vaccine to the public. They are asking for volunteer vaccinators, who will administer the vaccine, vaccination care volunteers, who will ensure the patient knows where to be, and volunteer patient advocates, who will care for the wellbeing of patients throughout the process.
Helping the vulnerable is extremely rewarding
Tanya mills – solihull volunteer
Tanya Myers, a mum from Solihull, signed up to be a volunteer in March but was not called upon until now. She says that she signed up because she wanted to ‘aid her community in the fight against Corona Virus’ and she was ‘disappointed she couldn’t’ in the first wave.
Instead, Tanya turned to helping the elderly by doing their shopping and picking up prescriptions as it was the only way she could do something for those around her. ‘Helping the vulnerable is extremely rewarding and fulfilling and in such desperate times, I am so happy to be able to do something to help’.
But now, people like Tanya are being called upon to help administer the vaccine in order to try bring society back to some level or normality.
Those who want to get involved in the fight against Covid-19, can go onto the NHS website to find out more.