NCH supporting coronavirus vaccination in Nottingham
Nottingham City Homes is working with other agencies from the Integrated Care Partnership including Nottingham City Council, the NHS and Public Health to make sure those eligible for a coronavirus vaccination receive it as soon as possible.
Our Independent Living and Housing teams are contacting tenants within the appropriate groups to make appointments to receive the vaccine, and in the case of the more vulnerable members of our communities, to make arrangements to attend their appointment.
NCH colleagues are also using their volunteering days and spare time to support the roll out of the vaccine as vaccination programme volunteers.
Independent Living Coordinator Julie Gordon said: “We’ve been keen to help our more vulnerable residents access their vaccine. Like one of our lovely residents, Janet. As she’s hard of hearing she struggled to communicate by phone, and she isn’t online.”
“Janet told us how thankful she was for our support with booking the vaccine online, but it really was our pleasure. We tried to make everything very easy for her, helping her get to the appointment by taxi. She said the first vaccine went without any problems – there have been no side effects and she’s ready and eager for her second vaccine in April!”
Director of Housing, Stephen Feast, said: “Nottingham City Homes is a key part of communities across Nottingham and because of this we are determined to support those who are eligible to get their vaccine as soon as possible. We are supporting tenants to make appointments and also to get help with transport where needed.”
How to get your vaccination
The NHS will get in touch when it's your turn to be vaccinated.
You have an important part to play to help the swift roll out of the vaccine:
- don’t contact the NHS, GP or vaccination centre to seek a vaccine, they will contact you
- when they do contact you, please attend your booked appointments
- continue to follow all the guidance to control the virus and save lives.
The NHS are delivering the vaccine in Hospital Hubs and Local Vaccination Services across Nottingham, starting with those aged 75 and over, residents and staff of care homes and frontline health and care workers.
In the next few weeks, those aged over 70 and those who are classed as clinically extremely vulnerable will be invited to book their vaccination.
When more vaccine becomes available, the vaccines will be offered to other people as soon as possible.
Please continue to follow all the guidance to control the virus and save lives – including the advice on ‘hands, face, space’.
Want to know more? Visit the NHS website.