17 December 2020
Nearly 300 people have applied to be a part of the Government’s COVID-19 vaccination programme.
Following the Government’s call-out two weeks ago, recruitment began for positions in helping to administer the vaccine at the COVID-19 Vaccine Centre at Fort Regent.
108 people applied to be health care assistants, 170 applied to be vaccinators, 15 applicants for clinical supervisors.
Recruitment is in the process of shortlisting the candidates and we will contact successful applicants this week.
The vaccination programme started on Sunday 13th December where a team of healthcare professionals vaccinated over 300 residents in care homes following an agreement with the UK Government to vaccinate Islanders in order of priority groups set out by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.
Care home staff are due to receive their first doses at the vaccination centre at Fort Regent on Saturday 19 December.
Minister for Health and Social Services, Deputy Richard Renouf said: “It is very encouraging to see so many people applying for these roles.
“I want to thank those who have worked tirelessly since the start and will continue working hard to make sure Islanders stay safe in these unprecedented times.”