Over 100 recruits wanted for vaccine project

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More than 100 roles are being advertised for a period of six months, including full-time and zero-hour contracts. This includes two clinical supervisors, 42 vaccinators, 21 healthcare assistants, 21 administrators and 17 marshalls.

The government is aiming to recruit the vaccinators, healthcare assistants and clinical supervisors to help deliver the vaccine programme in the new year.

The first batches of the Pfizer vaccine could be delivered later this week.

Health Minister Richard Renouf said: ‘We are urging current or retired healthcare professionals to come forward and help deliver the crucial Covid-19 vaccination programme.

‘This programme will not divert resources from the General Hospital as we have widened our net to seek out those in health and care work who do not have other commitments elsewhere.

‘Our medical professionals have worked tirelessly since the first Covid-19 case was found in Jersey and I understand that this vaccination programme will ask more of them. I hope that, like me, they will understand how vital this programme is to our Covid-19 response and come forward to be part of this historical moment in healthcare.’

Anyone who has retired or practiced within the last three years – including midwives, pharmacists and physios – are being asked to contact the government’s vaccination hub.

Jersey will begin to vaccinate Islanders, in order of priority groups, as set out by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.

The groups – in priority order – are:

Care home residents and staff

People aged over 80 and frontline health and social workers

Other health and social workers

75 to 79-year-olds

70 to 74-year-olds

High-risk people

65 to 69-year-olds

50 to 64-year-olds

The rest of the population will be vaccinated at a later date.

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