Volunteers needed for Cornwall's pilot flu vaccination programme

Published: 16 September 2020

Because of the complications of having both flu and COVID in the population are unknown and the symptoms of both have some similarities, in order to reduce the risk of overwhelming the NHS there is a need to ensure good uptake of the flu vaccine this year, which is being expanded to be offered to more groups.  The bulk of the vaccination programme is undertaken by GPs and for many people, that is the route they will receive it.  

 However there is a second programme to help take the pressure off GPs where possible by running 3 (or possibly more) drive-thru vaccination centres and one of these is proposed to be sited at the Eden Project.

Volunteers are needed to marshal patients around the site and carry out post vaccination check ups before patients leave.  There is also a need for volunteers in the call centre to book patients who don't have internet access.  The call centre will be in Truro and will operate Monday - Friday from 8.00 - 1.00.  If you are interested in volunteering please contact Cornwall Council Link to Cornwall Council