Vaccination Buddies

Helping people make informed decisions about whether to have the Covid-19 vaccination

Some groups of people are more at risk from Covid-19 and its long-term effects, many of whom are more likely to be worried about having the vaccination.

In partnership with Somerset County Council, we are recruiting a team of volunteer Vaccination Buddies who can offer 1-2-1 support to people who are worried or unsure about having the vaccine. Vaccination Buddies will receive full training, including information on the latest scientific developments from Public Health at Somerset County Council.

Individuals can be referred (or self-refer) to the scheme and a Vaccination Buddy will contact them by phone to discuss their concerns and offer information and reassurance. You can request a phone call from a Vaccination Buddy for yourself or somebody else via this form.

Please note that, whilst our Buddies receive comprehensive training, they cannot give medical advice.

If you would like to volunteer as a Vaccination Buddy and help people to make informed decisions about whether to have the Covid-19 Vaccination, you can find out more and sign up here,

For further information about Vaccinations Buddies, please contact Helen Fielden, Volunteer Development Officer. Email helen.fielden@sparksomerset.org.uk or call 07535 800944.