Fife health care students roll up sleeves to help out with vaccination programme

Fife College healthcare students have been playing a key part in the Covid vaccination programme after signing up to administer the jags.

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 12:20 pm

After going through training and being shadowed by NHS professionals, several students have now been approved to deliver injections at sites across Fife.

Their courses usually consist of mandatory placements in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital ward or care home.

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Jennifer Colling.

But with the pandemic limiting their availability, being able to act as vaccinators has helped students to gain invaluable experience.

Jennifer Colling, from Torryburn, is one who has qualified as a vaccinator.

She said: “It’s amazing to be part of something that might provide the solution to a situation that has changed so many lives.”

Janette Owens, NHS Fife director of nursing, said: “The students involved in the vaccination programme have made a particularly valuable contribution in the efforts to protect the local population against the effects of Covid-19."

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