Call for Newham volunteer vaccinators and marshals 

Call for Newham volunteer vaccinators and marshals.

The Newham community is once again pushing back against the COVID-19 pandemic with residents being invited to become pandemic marshals and vaccinators to help protect even more people against the virus.

The increasing demand for COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters in Newham has shown how keen the community is to benefit from the protection that vaccinations bring. More than 300,000 people in Newham have now had vaccinations related to the pandemic.

Newham Council, the NHS and Voluntary Sector partners are working at full capacity to create new vaccination appointments throughout the borough.

However, satisfying such high demand for protection requires a borough-wide response – and so the community is asking residents to volunteer through activeNewham and Newham Training Hub.

ActiveNewham is looking for support at East Ham Leisure Centre and at the Sir Ludwig Guttmann Health and Wellbeing Centre, Olympic Park, where volunteers are helping to signpost people to the right areas and manage queues.

And Newham Training Hub has called for local residents to be trained as volunteer vaccinators.

Newham Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz said: “So many people have already done so much for our Newham Community in the past two years, saving countless lives in the process.

“To keep people safe from the fast spreading latest variant of Covid 19, we need to vaccinate a record number of people in record time, so we are calling for people to join our borough’s volunteer force as a vaccinator or site marshal right now.

“Every minute you can spare to help will result in more vaccinations and boosters reaching more people in the shortest possible time. By pulling together we make each other safe. We can do this - we are Newham.”

For opportunities to volunteer as a COVID-19 marshal, please search the activeNewham website for “vaccination”: Information about training as a volunteer COVID-19 vaccinator can be seen through the Newham Training Hub.

Published: 16 Dec 2021