Renewed hope with the vaccines
The pandemic has taken a devastating toll on communities worldwide.
While there is much uncertainty still ahead, the development of multiple safe vaccines gives us reason for hope. Now the work begins to ensure that everyone can benefit from this triumph of scientific achievement, and quickly.
What is a vaccine?
A vaccine is a type of medicine that trains the body’s immune system so that it can fight a disease it has not come into contact with before. Vaccines are designed to prevent disease, rather than treat a disease once you have caught it.
How do vaccines work?
To understand how vaccines work, it helps to look first at how the immune system works, because vaccines harness the natural activity of your immune system. This short animation explains how vaccines enable the body to make the right sort of antibodies to fight a particular disease
The ‘Jabs Army’ are out in force
Thousands of “Jabs Army” recruits have signed up through the NHS Volunteer Responder Programme and are working as part of a team that will include NHS staff and volunteers to ensure a quick and smooth vaccine roll out. Tens of thousands of vaccinators and support staff have been recruited in a nationwide effort.
The priority is to vaccinate the elderly, clinically vulnerable and health and care home workers.
Looking after yourself during the pandemic
This unprecedented time can be very stressful for many of us with anxiety levels at a high. It’s important that we try look after our health both mentally and physically whether that’s going for a local walk or keeping to your bedtime routine. Sleep is really important for your health and wellbeing. If you’re looking to improve your mobility or looking to update your seating or bedding, get in touch to speak to a member of our specialist trained team to find out how our range could help you be more independent.
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