Community nursing teams vaccinate 1000 housebound patients against Coronavirus

Published on Friday 5 March 2021
Covid vaccine

First Community are proud to announce that 1000 housebound patients across east Surrey have now received their first coronavirus vaccination.

As part of the biggest inoculation programme the country has ever launched, First Community nursing teams have worked closely with GP and primary care colleagues to ensure the most vulnerable patients are protected across east Surrey. 

Sarah Buxton, Service Manager for Community Services gave praise to her team and said:

“This is a huge achievement and a testament to the tireless work of our community nursing teams.

“I urge everyone to get the jab when called. Every jab makes a difference in our battle against Covid-19.  Even if you initially declined, it’s not too late and you can still be vaccinated.”

In order to vaccinate as many housebound patients as quickly as possible, First Community recruited additional staff to specifically support with the vaccination delivery working alongside their community matrons and community nursing teams.

The team are due to deliver a further fifty vaccinations to patients who have not yet received their first vaccination due to medical reasons and then preparations will begin to administer the second dose which will help boost immunity and ensure patients are protected.