Volunteers needed to assist residents during Covid vaccine drive

December 9, 2021

Volunteers are needed to help out at local Covid-19 vaccination centres to boost the number of people getting protected.

The volunteer marshals will:

  • greet residents as they arrive
  • show residents where to queue
  • book residents into their appointment using an iPad
  • direct cars to the right location
  • check in on patients following their vaccination
  • make sure residents follow guidance by wearing a face mask, maintain social distancing and use hand sanitiser

Cllr Anne Jones, cabinet member for communities and housing, said: “We owe a great deal to the volunteer workforce who have been helping to keep our local vaccination centres running. As the Government encourage people to have their boosters and more possible cases of the Omicron variant surface, it’s more important than ever that we all Grab the Jab and keep up the number of first, second and booster vaccines being given.

“We have the staff to deliver the vaccine, what we need is people outside in the waiting room helping to guide residents, helping them check-in, and stay safe. If you think you can help and spare some time, please email and let us know.”

Southend-on-Sea’s main COVID-19 vaccination centre is at the Civic Centre, where over 37,000 jabs have been given since August. Pop-up walk-in clinics have also been available across the Borough in recent weeks. Visit the Essex COVID vaccine website for updates, as the dates and locations change.

If you can help and would like to volunteer, please email: Epunft.volunteering.covid19marshalls@nhs.net

A number of vacancies for registered staff linked to the vaccination programme are also available across the area. Visit the EPUT website for more information.


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