Five staff members from the Customer Service team at London Euston have been recruited to join the major COVID-19 vaccination plan.
Staff have been specially trained to deliver the vaccines at vaccination hubs in North London.
E-learning, training and a final assessment were given to the staff to safely administer the Oxford-Astra Zeneca and Pfizer vaccines.
Layla Cardoso and Dave Allen are now ready to respond to the vaccination plan.
Dave was praised by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their special tour to thank key workers.
Dave said: “I thought meeting William and Kate was a huge honour but the chance to have this training to give Covid-19 vaccines to members of the public tops even that. I’ve really missed the interactions with passengers since most people have had to stay home and away from public transport. The fact I will now literally be protecting people’s lives as part of the race to get people vaccinated from this terrible disease really blows my mind.”
Layla added: “Staff at Network Rail have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to keep trains running for key workers, move freight up and down the country and now have the opportunity to join in the rollout of the vaccine. I’m thrilled to have had the chance to do this as it allows me help the North London community combat the virus, get us out of lockdown and bring passengers back to Euston station once again.”
The training programme was led by the Clinical Skills team and Nursing and Midwifery Department at Middlesex University.
Once training is complete, volunteers will be ready to volunteer at the planned vaccination hubs, set to open soon.
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