📸 In Pictures: Training to deliver the UK’s COVID-19 Vaccine
Men and women from the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force have been preparing to become part of the Vaccine Quick Reaction Force
Personnel from the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force have completed training from the NHS at Ashton Gate Football Ground in Bristol in order to validate them to become part of the Vaccine Quick Reaction Force (V-QRF) to support the NHS in the South West of England.
The training saw the medics practice the vaccine technique.
The V-QRF has been rolled out nationally and is made up of medically trained personnel who will vaccinate people on a needs basis. This means personnel will be engaged only when required and requested by the NHS in a ‘surge’ capacity.
The V-QRFs are made up of 21 teams, 3 to each of the 7 NHS regions. Each region is to be given a Medical Support Officer (MSO) who will manage three 6 person teams and will link into their regional Joint Military Command (JMC).
📸 Take a look at how they prepared:
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