Dronfield vaccine nurse teams up with Christian Aid to encourage people to donate after Covid jab

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A nurse from Dronfield has teamed up with Christian Aid to give people an opportunity to give thanks for their Covid-19 vaccine and help others in crisis across the world.

Janet Dove, an Advance Nurse Practitioner working for DHU Healthcare Urgent Care, has been administering vaccines in Dronfield and the Chesterfield Primary Care Network area as well as other areas of Derbyshire too.

A member of the Christian Aid Group in Dronfield, she is now encouraging those who are being vaccinated to pass on the blessing and make a donation to the charity’s ‘Give Thanks for Our Vaccines’ appeal.

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Janet Dove (pictured centre) with nursing teams from Dronfield Primary Care NetworkJanet Dove (pictured centre) with nursing teams from Dronfield Primary Care Network
Janet Dove (pictured centre) with nursing teams from Dronfield Primary Care Network

Funds from the appeal are helping vulnerable communities around the world access soap, water, food and vital health information – many of which face an uncertain wait for a vaccine.

Janet said: “Administering vaccines has brought hope to many who have been despondent and lonely and living in fear of dying from this dreadful virus. It has been a privilege to take part. It’s like delivering Hope in a syringe!

“Many of us have felt a degree of hopelessness over the past year as loved ones have been affected, our everyday lives curtailed, and we have all missed seeing friends and families.

"However, most of us have been able to follow advice to use soap and wash our hands, wear masks to protect ourselves and others, and had access to hand sanitiser. Furlough has protected some incomes to a degree. Imagine if these simple tools were not available or if they were, they were too expensive to obtain.

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“This is the reality in many third world countries. Because jobs and livelihoods have been lost, many of our global neighbours lack the basics they need to protect themselves - like clean water and soap for handwashing.

"They are feeling hopeless as the roll out of vaccines, even when the supply is available, will be hampered by lack of infrastructure. They don’t have the amazing NHS to support them.

“Christian Aid works with partners locally in areas of need. They support everyone, of all faiths and no faith. They are very effective. Christian Aid is already on the ground, helping keep people safe from coronavirus with practical support – but with your gift of thanks they can do more.”

To donate to the Dronfield appeal click here.

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