Posted Wednesday 7 April 2021
Academics from Kingston University's School of Nursing have encouraged the public to get vaccinated against Covid-19 when they are offered their jab, in a bid to protect the most vulnerable in society, healthcare workers, and the wider community.
The simulated skills team at the University have all had their first dose of the vaccine and are among the 31.7 million to receive it in the United Kingdom so far. With the next phase of lockdown easing set to take place next week and the rollout of the Moderna vaccine (the third to be administered in the UK), the nursing experts are urging those yet to be vaccinated to ensure they take it up when they receive the call.
Associate professor Sally Richardson said: "Myself and my team have all had the vaccines to protect ourselves, our loved ones, our patients and the wider public. We are also committed to teaching our students to become first class nurses and are urging them to all take up the vaccine."
In the video below, each member of the simulated skills team explains their reasons for getting vaccinated, dispel misinformation about the vaccine and reassure those who may have concerns about the jab of why the vaccines are safe and the rigorous trials they have been through before being approved for use.