The importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine

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  Bank Partners - The importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine

Bank Partners continue to work with our NHS partners to provide Nursing, Doctors, AHP and Clerical staff to support the Trusts where required, as our brave NHS heroes continue the fight against COVID-19.

Although the start of 2021 has been an uphill climb and shown there is still a long road ahead, the first phase of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout has now begun and is gaining momentum.

As part of this nationwide rollout, health and social care workers are now being encouraged to get their vaccine and we are adding our voice to that of our clients as we urge you to protect yourself and others.

For any of our workers who haven’t yet booked in, please contact your staff bank team and they will be able to let you know how you can access the vaccine.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus.

We hope it provides comfort to our workers that, as started on the NHS website; the vaccines, currently a part of the rollout, have been approved for use in the UK and have met the strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness set out by the independent Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

All NHS staff will be offered their first dose and will be booked in to receive their second dose within a 12-week period. Whilst the first dose of the COVID vaccine should give you good protection but you will need to wait until you’ve had both doses to start receiving full protection from COVID-19.

By taking the first step in being vaccinated you are continuing to do your part in protecting yourself and those around you, including patients, colleagues and family - this is something we hope all our workers are proud to be a part of.

How do I get the vaccine?

If you have any queries in relation to how to book your coronavirus vaccine, your staff bank team will be able to offer some guidance. Please contact the trust for which you work.

We thank our workers once again for their tremendous efforts throughout the past year in protecting the public – thank you.

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