With vaccinations rolling out at a swift pace, and over 30 million people in the UK having received their first dose, we can finally look towards a brighter future.
According to the vaccines minister, Nadhim Zahawi, the top four priority groups including care home staff, NHS workers, and the clinically vulnerable will be amongst the first to get their first booster dosages as early as September.
So what does this mean for Florence nurses and carers?
You’re a priority
As Florence workers, most of your work involves coming into contact with members of the public who may fall into the clinically extremely vulnerable category.
Not only is it important to keep yourself safe, but to also be mindful of those who may be at a higher level of vulnerability.
Florence nurses and carers are on the priority list for receiving their booster vaccinations around September 2021.
Which vaccine will you get?
The booster vaccination rollout will likely begin in September, with the government expecting up to eight different vaccines to be available by autumn.
The majority of these vaccines will be manufactured in the UK, with one having the potential to protect from three different strains of coronavirus with a single dose. The vaccines would also protect the most vulnerable from new variants that may arise.
While we don’t have details on how the system will operate, we estimate that you will be contacted by your GP to receive your booster vaccination.
How to get your first vaccination
If you are yet to have your first vaccine dose, you can book your appointment via the NHS website today.
You will also need to be registered with your local (or any other) GP surgery in England to use the NHS booking service.
Here to help
We’re always here to provide the latest guidance and help you find work in your area – if you have any questions at all, please get in touch. Speak to the team by calling us on 020 3911 2555 or emailing [email protected], and we’ll do our best to help you.