Jewish Care launches Covid-19 vaccination campaign

10 Dec 2020

Jewish Care has launched a campaign this week to encourage staff, residents, tenants and relatives of those in our care to have the Covid-19 vaccine when it is made available to them.

The campaign, launched today, aims to answer any questions and bust myths around the vaccine, encouraging those who are eligible to receive it, to do so as soon as possible.

A webinar with a number of healthcare professionals and experts will be held for Jewish Care staff next week to enable them to ask questions and address any concerns around having the vaccine.

The webinar will accompany the wider campaign which will be rolled out across all Jewish Care resources and electronic devices, encouraging staff to have the vaccine.

Our staff will be receiving letters with information on how to book themselves in to their nearest vaccination hub along with consent forms provided by the NHS and Public Health England.

We are still awaiting details of when and how our clients will receive the vaccine, but we are preparing so that we are ready when it is rolled out.

Daniel Carmel-Brown, Chief Executive of Jewish Care, said:

“We are working as quickly as possible on the practicalities of rolling out the Covid-19 vaccine to our most vulnerable groups and those who care for them, as soon as possible. When the vaccine is made accessible to us, we will be doing all we can to ensure that the uptake of the vaccine with our staff, volunteers, and residents is as high as possible. We are hopeful that this vaccine is a sign that things will begin to return to some kind of normality next year, but we need the take up of the vaccine to be high in order to be able to do this. We hope the wider community and other communal bodies will join us in encouraging the take up of the vaccine.”

Mira Stamatova, Registered Manager at Jewish Care’s Otto Schiff care home in Golders Green, is due to receive the vaccination this evening. She said:

“This is, by far, a better alternative than being exposed to the virus, which has the potential to have devastating effects. We will be encouraging everyone who works with us and has a loved one in our care, to get the vaccine.”