20,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses administered to NHS and social care workers by West Herts hospital staff

The West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust manages hospitals in Hemel Hempstead, Watford and St Albans

West Hertfordshire hospitals staff have administered more than 20,000 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine to those working in health and social care.

The West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust (WHHT) had been running a vaccination ‘hub’ for NHS and social care workers at the neighbouring Watford Football Club, on Vicarage Road.

Although the hub is now closed, the 20,000 milestone was reported to a meeting of the WHHT board on May 6, by chairman Phil Townsend and chief executive Christine Allen.

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In their joint report to the board, they state: “The vaccination team at Watford FC administered over 20,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to local health and social care staff.

“This is a great achievement and we would like to thank staff and volunteers for their hard work during this time.”

In their report they also acknowledged the contribution of the Covid-19 Response Volunteer Hub – with more than 250 volunteers donating more than 15,000 hours of care to the local community.