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COVID-19 Vaccination Volunteers

Become a COVID-19 vaccination volunteer - protect our community - save lives

Volunteering brings huge value to the NHS. Our volunteers make a difference and they are an essential part of the Solent family.

Since December 2020 Solent NHS Trust has worked in collaboration with many agencies across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to lead the delivery of mass vaccination centres.

Currently, we have three centres in Southampton, Portsmouth and on the Isle of Wight; these centres also support a community outreach programme and vaccinations in schools, and form part of a network of vaccination provision from GP and pharmacy colleagues.

The vaccine centres are run by a team of admin staff and clinicians, who are supported by a number of voluntary sector organisations, and a large team of volunteers covering hundreds of shifts a week. The volunteer contribution to the vaccine programme is phenomenal and critical to the effective operation of these centres.

A massive thank you to all the organisations and individuals who are supporting us and we look forward to hearing from you. You can find more details about each of the hubs at the bottom of this page, as well as a collection of Frequently Asked Questions that will provide you with extra information about the volunteering process.

Joining the team:

If you would like to express an interest in becoming a volunteer, please email vaccine.volunteers@solent.nhs.uk.

COVID precautions

All sites are fully assessed by our infection prevention experts and precautions are taken on all sites. All staff and volunteers will need to:

  • wear surgical grade masks at all times indoors and outdoors (these will be provided),
  • observe social distancing of two metres,
  • be vaccinated against COVID-19 (we can provide this).

The windows and doors are open in the vaccine hubs to allow for ventilation and there are hand washing and hand sanitising facilities provided throughout. Queues are carefully managed to ensure not too many people are in the hubs at any one time. Similarly, breaks are staggered to allow for adequate space in the staff areas.

People are asked not to attend if they have had a positive COVID test in the past four weeks or are experiencing any symptoms.

Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)

Please visit our services page for specific services and contact details. Alternatively, contact our Patient Advice and Liaison Service by emailing or calling the number below. You can also give us feedback, make a complaint or share a compliment.

pals@solent.nhs.uk

0800 013 2319

*Lines are open Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm.

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act was passed on 30 November 2000. It gives a general right of access to all types of recorded information held by public authorities, with full access granted in January 2005.

The Act sets out exemptions to that right and places certain obligations on public authorities.

Email: InformationGovernanceTeam@solent.nhs.uk

Phone: 0300 123 3919

*Subject to any exemptions which apply, we are obliged to provide the information requested please note that requests for Personal Information is not covered under this Act and should be applied for through the Data Protection Act 1998.

Our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton.

While our services can be found around various NHS locations in Southampton and Portsmouth (and surrounding districts), our administrative and managerial centre is based in Southampton at:

Highpoint Venue
Bursledon Road
Southampton
SO19 8BR

If you require a printable version of how to find us including bus times, car access and bike info please download our leaflet. (Copyright of Highpoint Venue).

Central office phone: 0300 123 3390

*Lines open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

If you are a journalist with a media enquiry, please contact the Communications Team at:

communications@solent.nhs.uk 

0300 123 4156 or 02381 031076

The Communications Office is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.