21 January 2021
Vaccinations in Care - Lauro's story
With COVID-19 vaccinations well underway in our care homes, we hear from some of our frontline colleagues who’ve already received their first jab. Curious about what to expect from the process? Want to understand what the vaccine means to care workers? Read on for the latest in a series of blogs focusing on vaccinations in care…
Lauro’s vaccination story
Being one of our frontline colleagues I feel have a duty of care - not only to myself but most especially to those vulnerable people who rely on us to ensure their safety and keep them from harm. They must be reassured that people caring for them are free from virus.
Originally, I’d booked into Guys Hospital. However, one of our local care homes, Bluegrove House, had their local GP service going in so I was able to get it done there instead - along with a few of my colleagues from Rose Court.
The vaccination team were very organised and wore full PPE. The process sounds similar to that when you go to a hospital - they asked a few questions beforehand to check I felt well and that I was happy to receive the vaccine.
After having it, I felt great! The team asked me to wait 15 minutes to check I didn’t have any adverse reactions, which I didn’t and then was free to go.
Having this immunisation has given me a feeling of confidence and security in the delivery of care. So, ignore what you read in the news, it’s better to be safe than sorry – please have the vaccine!
Lauro Bautista is a Team Leader at Rose Court in London
We take the safety of both our colleagues and our residents very seriously and are doing everything we can to safeguard them from the virus. Learn more about what we are doing to protect our residents here: https://www.anchorhanover.org.uk/media/press-room/vaccinations-taking-place-across-anchor-hanover-care-homes