From small independent community pharmacies to stadium-size vaccination centres with military support, since 8th December 2020 healthcare and public sector organisations from across the country have been contributing to the greatest mass vaccination programme in history.
With the ongoing national challenge of building vaccine confidence across all communities, and providing reassurance about safety, it is thanks to local efforts that the national target of offering the vaccine to all adults by July 2021 was hit. As the JCVI have updated their advice throughout the progression of the pandemic, local teams have continued to meet the challenge.
This award recognises these local teams and systems for the effective planning and delivery of the national covid 19 vaccination programme. Judges are particularly interested in the innovative resourcing solutions and collaborative cross-sector partnerships that have been developed, and to learn how citizens (particularly those from traditionally hard to reach groups) were engaged with the programme through its successive phases.
This category is open to all healthcare and public sector organisations involved in the design and delivery of local or regional Covid-19 vaccination programmes.