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HSC looking to expand vaccination team

HSC looking to expand vaccination team

Wednesday 21 April 2021

HSC looking to expand vaccination team


18 to 49 year-old's are now starting to be vaccinated - and HSC is looking for more registered and retired professionals to help speed up the process.

Phase 1 of the Covid-19 vaccination programme started in January this year and nearly 47,000 doses have been administered to date.

Most of these have been delivered at the Beau Sejour Community Vaccination Centre, while smaller numbers have been vaccinated at their GP practices, care homes and home settings for vulnerable islanders. 

Summer is approaching, borders are set to re-open fully in July and vaccination status is set to form an important part of a travellers 'Covid Certification', raising concerns that younger people will be disadvantaged. 

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Pictured: The CCA has suggested that everyone who wants to be vaccinated, should be vaccinated by the autumn.

HSC says that it wants "to expand the vaccinator workforce to complete Phase 2 of the programme and to administer second doses to those in the early priority groups", but has not explained its reasons or its timeline for vaccinations further. 

Anyone interested should still have a valid registration with their regulator body i.e. NMC, GMC or HCPC and can come from the following fields: nurses, midwives, pharmacists, doctors, dentists, anaesthetic assistants, chiropodists, dieticians, occupational therapists, operating department practitioners, orthoptists, orthotists/prosthetists, paramedics, physiotherapists, radiographers, speech and language therapists.

Those interested can email covid.vaccine@gov.gg for further information. 

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Posted by Anthony Webber on
As no one in this age category actually needs a covid-19 vaccine, unless they are in the vulnerable category ( and even then it may not be advisable), I suggest anyone who is offered a covid-19 vaccine asks if their doctor will put in writing that they should have it.
The answer is that their doctors will not do this because they know these covid-19 vaccines are still in the experimental stage. Yes, they have simply had MHRA approval for emergency use and are not due to be considered for official licensing until 2023.
Therefore the authorities are being very irresponsible in rolling these covid-19 vaccines out and not informing the public of these basic facts.
It is no wonder it is not possible to sue the vaccine producers if any harm takes placer following the jabs, and such harm may not be seen for even a year or two later.
So just why would the authorities be pushing covid-19 vaccines in these circumstances and where they know they do not stop transmission and do not offer protection against new variants.
Indeed they only claim that these covid-19 vaccines offer protection from becoming seriously ill.
Over 99% of the population are not in this category yet they are trying to mass covid vaccinate everyone.
It would be a far more sensible investment of taxpayers money to put it into improving our immune systems.
After all, it is those who poor immune systems who are most vulnerable to covid-19.
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