Community First Responders and Medics from Lincolnshire emergency response charity, LIVES, have been joining the COVID-19 vaccination effort to help get people in Lincolnshire protected against the virus.
At the end of January, a team of 11 Responders from LIVES joined forces with the RAF to help vaccinate those in care homes and housebound patients across the county.
Over 100 vaccines were administered by LIVES over four days, helping to make an impact in getting the people of Lincolnshire immunised against the virus. It is believed that for every 20 vaccines administered, one life is saved.
Nikki Cooke, CEO of LIVES, said: “LIVES are proud to be part of the COVID-19 vaccination roll-out in Lincolnshire, helping with the delivery of the vaccine to those who are most vulnerable. The Coronavirus outbreak has been devastating for so many, but LIVES has been ready to help wherever possible.
“LIVES Community First Responders and Medics continued to be there for their communities throughout the pandemic, from delivering food parcels during the first lockdown, to carrying out welfare checks for those who were shielding, our volunteers are always there for those in need.”
LIVES, who turned 50 last year, have continued to support its communities in Lincolnshire by responding to medical emergencies when a 999 call is made. LIVES relies on the support and generosity of the public to help us in providing sector leading training and equipment to ensure we can be there in communities across Lincolnshire.
For more information on the COVID-19 Vaccine, visit the NHS website.