15 January 2021
A picture of Vaccine success at Sanctuary Supported Living service

Colleagues from one of Sanctuary Supported Living’s care homes in Nottinghamshire are feeling hopeful for the future after receiving their Covid-19 vaccinations.

Twenty-eight members of staff from Corner House, a CQC Outstanding service, attended a local hospital to be given the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

The roll-out of the vaccination programme means that everyone at Corner House can begin to look forward to some return to normality in the future.

Local Service Manager, Jo Hardwick, explained how straightforward the whole process was, with temperatures taken on arrival, producing ID and filling in a form. “It took an hour in total including a short wait, a consultation with a doctor, the jab itself and then a 15-minute wait afterwards. My arm was a little sore, but none of us have felt any other side effects.”

As well as protecting the residents, staff are delighted about the protection the vaccine will offer their wider families. Senior Support Worker Danny Hendrie and his wife, Lizzie, are expecting their first child in April and he was unsure if he’d be able to be with her in hospital.

Danny said; “I was very keen to have my jab as it increases the chances of me being allowed in to support Lizzie for longer when she has our baby. My vaccination sticker now has pride of place on my work lanyard.”

Jo added: “There’s a lot of information to read out there, but it’s important that you take it from proper sources. Take time to consider the facts and think about other people around you.”