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King Edward’s announced as vaccine training hub for St John Ambulance

We are delighted to announce that King Edward’s is providing its facilities for the use of St John Ambulance, as they train hundreds of volunteers to carry out vaccinations in Southampton and surrounding areas.

We know that getting the vaccine out to those in most need is a tremendous logistical exercise. It is not enough that the vaccine is produced and brought to the UK. It also needs huge numbers of trained volunteers to carry out the vaccinations, at an unprecedented scale and speed.

St John Ambulance will be playing a critical role in this endeavour, as they so often do in times of need or crisis, but they need regional centres in which to train many hundreds of volunteers. St Johns Ambulance asked if we would be willing to help, as Southampton will be a key hub for the vaccination programme, and we were delighted to offer our assistance.