Chaplains and street pastors work as vaccine volunteers

Chaplains and street pastors from across Somerset have responded to the call to volunteer at vaccination centres to support the biggest mass vaccination programme ever seen in the UK.

Members of the Taunton Team Chaplaincy and Taunton Street Pastors are working as volunteer marshals at vaccination centres across Somerset in response to a call from NHS England’s for stewards to help manage the queues of people attending for their jabs.

The volunteers are needed to help guide people at vaccination centres, to
help ensure social ­distancing and aid those people who may need additional support. Many street pastors groups have been put on hold during lockdown and volunteers were keen to help the national effort.

Lead Chaplain Revd Adrian Prior-Sankey said: “None of our street pastors serve in order to draw attention to themselves but we are very proud of our team members who are working as volunteer marshals at local vaccination centres. Some of the team have been working at College Way surgery in Taunton others in Minehead where the carpark can be tricky in the dark so more assistance is needed. We are delighted to be able to support to the fantastic work being carried out by the staff of the NHS.”



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