15 million people in the UK have now received their first dose of a coronavirus vaccine, with that number going up by thousands every day – courtesy of an army of professionals and volunteers alike.
In order to launch a vaccination programme the size of which has never been seen in this country, it required for an unparalleled mobilising of human resource to administer jabs.
And that national effort has been supported by a number of UEL staff and students over the past few weeks – with a picture in a recent edition of the Washington Post perfectly capturing the vital role played by those on the frontline.
Our very own Ellie Bull, one of the first additions to our Nursing Associate programme, was snapped administering a vaccine to a homeless man in Fullwell Cross.
Ellie, who studies one day a week before spending the remainder in the field, will eventually qualify as one of the first UEL graduates to go into primary care from her course, but is already making a massive difference.