Allison Kemp Personal Navigator

Vaccine roll-out for vulnerable and YMCA keyworkers

As the government finalises the UK’s roadmap out of our third national lockdown, it is deeply encouraging to see the successful rolling-out of coronavirus vaccines that is now taking place at Nottinghamshire YMCA.

Residents living at our charity’s supported housing across the region are among the first to have received their first dose of the vaccine, along with our frontline keyworkers ranging from hostel staff members to employees delivering 24-hour services for at-risk young people living in our YMCA Children’s Residential Care homes.

The COVID-19 vaccines play an instrumental role in empowering our communities to protect the most vulnerable individuals from this deadly virus, and so it is fantastic to see YMCA team members being part of this real progress towards helping to make our communities safe again.

YMCA Housing staff member Allison Kemp, who works as a Personal Navigator for Multiple Complex Needs in Nottinghamshire, created the below selfie video to share her experiences and reassure people who are unsure about getting the vaccine just how easy and important the process really is.

“I work with vulnerable people who need a face-to-face visit for the sake of their mental health,” explained Allison. “Having the jab was really easy, and I really encourage everyone to have the vaccine – it’s important for helping our community to get back to normal.”

For those of you who have not yet received the vaccine, we strongly urge you to welcome the opportunity as and when you are contacted by your GP/NHS over the coming months to book your appointment.

You can find the COVID-19 vaccine first phase priority groups list on the government website.

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