support for covid-19 vacine roll out
Hi Viz Jackets
ROCHFORD ROTARY CLUB SUPPORTS VACCINE ROLL-OUT WITH A SUPPLY OF HIGH VISIBILITY JACKETS
A partnership between Rayleigh Rochford & District Association for Voluntary Service (“RRAVS”), Audley Mills Pharmacy and NHS England, is supporting the mass vaccination for COVID-19. RRAVS were approached by the Pharmacy to support with volunteer marshals to manage social distancing, advise people attending and support those who may be a little anxious about having the vaccine.
The vaccination centre in Eastwood Road, Rayleigh opened on Friday 5 February and, once there is a constant supply of vaccines, will be open 7 days a week 8am - 8pm and can vaccinate up to 500 people each day. Initially, the project is expected to last for three months, but it could be up to six months depending on the need. RRAVS has recruited over 70 volunteers in the past two weeks and expect to need up to 120 when the centre is working at full capacity.
To be able to keep the volunteers safe and visible, there was a need for high visibility jackets and the Rotary Club of Rochford has acted swiftly to procure and donate 30 jackets.
Victoria Marzouki, Chief Officer of RRAVS said: "We cannot thank Rochford Rotary enough for their generous donation of high visibility jackets to keep our volunteers safe at the vaccination centre. Rochford Rotary always has the local community at their heart and this donation will make a real difference to the vaccination roll-out in the Rochford District".
Rochford Rotary Club President, Rotarian Peter Mannering added: “The Club was delighted to respond to the request for help. Through a Club member, the jackets were sourced within a few days and we hope this will support the excellent work of RRAVS and Audley Mills Pharmacy.