GWC School Nurses assisting with vaccine roll out

GWC School Nurses assisting with vaccine roll out

Published on 7 May 2021

Our school nurses have been carrying out their duties as vaccinators in the wider community. 

As registered nurses, they have been called upon to assist in the COVID-19 vaccination role out, and have been administering vaccines to people from all walks of life, across the city. 

School nurse, Fiona Davidson, said: “I started the vaccinations in February at Craigmillar Health Centre.

“I feel very lucky to be able to be part of this and I feel humbled and honoured to meet such a diverse section of the community.

“I get to chat to lovely people, some who have not been out for the whole of lockdown.”

The nurses have all felt that lending their skills has been rewarding and that being able to vaccinate in the community and help to protect vulnerable people sits at the core of what it means to be a nurse.

School nurse, Hilary Smith, said: “It's been amazing to be able to contribute to the UK’s biggest ever vaccination programme.

“I have been working with Edinburgh's Community Nurses, which has allowed us to reach the most vulnerable groups of housebound patients. 

“The importance of vaccinating this high risk group of patients can not be underestimated.”

We are incredibly proud to call Pamela Grant, Hilary Davidson, Fiona Smith, and Sally Rae members of staff and of the Watson’s community.