Sheffield University Health Centre becomes latest Covid-19 vaccination centre as residents receive jab for first time
The University of Sheffield Health Centre has started administering anti-Covid-19 injections to residents in the city today after it became one of the latest vaccination hubs.
A team of 35 workers from the University Health Service in Broomhall, including GPs, nurses, pharmacists and health care assistants began to roll out the vaccine for the first time this morning (January 16) to high priority groups, such as community health workers and the over 80s.
The University Health Service team expects to vaccinate around 1,200 health and social care staff, including hospice workers, community pharmacists, dentists and opticians over this weekend.
Dental nurse, Lisa Davison from Grenoside and Amanda Tagg who works at St Luke’s Hospice were one of the first people to receive the injection against the deadly virus at the new vaccination hub.
Lead nurse Emma de Chenu from the University Health Centre explained the vaccination procedure process to residents before administering the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.
Residents are reminded to wait to be directly contacted by the University Health Service reception team to book an appointment, instead of turning up to the vaccination centre.
Dr Mike Jakubovic, Medical Director at the University Health Service, said: “We are pleased to be playing our part in the delivery of this vital vaccination programme during these unprecedented times.
"I’m very proud of how the whole team at UHS has pulled together throughout the pandemic to ensure our patients have been able to access the care they need.
"I am confident the team will rise to the latest challenge of helping to deliver the vaccine to the city’s health and social care workers.”
Nurse Manager, Emma de Chenu who began administering the immunisation jabs to high risk groups at the centre for the first time today added: “We are delighted to be able to deliver this large scale project to help.
"We are acutely aware of the effects of this disease and relish the opportunity to be involved in the fight against it.
"We hope that by assisting delivery to the earlier priority groups we will be a step closer to being able to vaccinate our own vulnerable patient group.
"This project is a great example of effective team working, with all of our staff at UHS playing vital roles.”