The vaccination programme has been rolled out across all Transform areas. Primary care, hospital and community teams have been working tirelessly
with county, borough and district councils, as well as other community partners, to deliver the largest vaccination programme in NHS history.
In mid-January this year, following pressure from the supported housing sector – including from the National Housing Federation and Transform – supported housing workers became part of the second wave of people prioritised to receive Covid-19 vaccines, closely followed by other workers in health and social care. This meant that by February all Transform colleagues were eligible for the vaccines.
At time of publishing, nearly 80% of Transform employees have confirmed that they have received their first vaccination and 49% have had their second vaccine.
In March it was announced that those who were homeless would also be among those prioritised for a vaccine. Minister for Covid vaccine deployment Nadhim Zahawi said the past year had been very challenging for those who had been sleeping rough. “We know those experiencing rough sleeping or homelessness are not always able to access healthcare routinely, and therefore can often have a range of health issues which can leave them at an increased risk of this virus,” he said.
More than 50% of Transform’s clients have had their first jabs and more are receiving it every day.
A thank you to local authority partners
Our high vaccination numbers are thanks, in large part, due to the excellent administration of vaccines by Surrey’s health services along with the tenacity of Transform staff who have identified vaccine supplies and organised for clients and colleagues to be able to receive the jab.