Could you help deliver COVID-19 vaccines?

Could you help deliver COVID-19 vaccines? The NHS in Hertfordshire and west Essex needs nurses, pharmacists, doctors and other medically-trained professionals to support the COVID-19 vaccination campaign

The COVID-19 vaccination programme has now begun. It is a key part of the country's efforts to combat the virus and help our communities return to a more normal way of life.

If you are a retired or former clinician, or you are currently not working clinically but have time to offer, your NHS needs your help. COVID-19 vaccination centres are up and running in a variety of settings and locations across Hertfordshire and west Essex, with more planned to open very soon. Each centre needs to be staffed by a team of people in a variety of roles, including preparing and administering the vaccine and observing people after they have received it.

We have a range of paid and unpaid roles on offer on a flexible basis, including outside of usual working hours to fit with other responsibilities. By coming forward, you will be part of a team helping to deliver the largest and most important vaccination programme in the history of the NHS – and will help to ensure that the health service can continue to support everyone who needs it.

We are keen to hear from anyone who is registered with a professional body, including nurses, therapists and pharmacists. You can express your interest by emailing your CV to hct.covidimmseoi@nhs.net and our team will be in touch shortly to explain the next steps. For all roles, we will provide appropriate training, supervision and PPE.

If you’re already working for the NHS and want to help, please speak with your line manager in the first instance.

To find out more about the types of roles available, information is also available on the NHS England website

A number of voluntary roles are also available, including stewards, patient advocates and front of house. For more information or to register, email hct.covidimmseoi@nhs.net