27th July 2021 | Covid-19

The volunteers of the Guildford and Waverley vaccination  programme receive the Surrey Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation

On 27th July, Deputy Lieutenant Jane Macaulay was delighted to to present the volunteers  working for the Guildford and Waverley vaccination  programme with the Surrey Lieutenancy Certificate of Appreciation at the ProCare thank you celebration event.

Vaccination centres opened in Haslemere and Cranleigh mid December last year and then in GLive mid January this year. Around 300 volunteers came forward to work with similar numbers of ProCare and NHS staff to deliver the vaccine programme in Guildford and Waverley. At the start of this programme none of the volunteers were vaccinated themselves and yet they still volunteered to help out their local community and turned up in all weathers to carry out duties as required included marshalling car parks, directing patients, taking temperatures, handing out hand sanitiser,  sanitising chairs each time they had been used. Always with a welcoming and reassuring broad smile on their faces, under their masks! They have, to date, given some 18,500 hours of their time which has enabled almost 175,000 vaccinations to be administered. This has led to a very impressive and smooth vaccine programme in our community and without these volunteers it would not have been the huge success that it has and will continue to be.

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