Covid-19 - Minimising The Risk
Minimising the risk is an expression we commonly use in health & social care, essentially because we care for vulnerable people and we don’t want to put them or ourselves at risk. Like most risks, however, you can’t always remove it entirely it is essential, however, that we do all we can to reduce a risk and this is the view I adopted regarding having the Covid-19 vaccination. Because of the nature of my job, I am able to work from home so my exposure to others is minimal, there is a risk however that I could contract the virus because two of my family members who are householders work with children most days which would impact Rapport Housing & Care because potentially I would need to stop working and could potentially be hospitalised.
The vaccination process was extremely straight-forward. It took me approximately 3 minutes to book the first and second dose appointments online (you can also book by telephone). My nearest vaccination centre was easy to park and is also served very well by public transport. The booking-in, along with the assessment to ensure I had no existing medical conditions that would preclude me, plus the vaccination all took approximately 15 minutes – it was remarkably easy.
I know that having the vaccination does not completely remove the risk of catching Covid-19, it does however, minimise the risk which as a health & social care professional is critical in everything I, along with all of us, do.
To our staff, if you have not had the Covid-19 vaccination, to minimise the risk to you, your family and our residents, I would urge you to have it. If transport to your nearest vaccination centre is a difficulty, please inform us and we will arrange this for you.