7th Mar, 2021

Rigby Hall staff full of praise for vaccination teams after having their jabs at Bromsgrove's Artrix

Tristan Harris 28th Jan, 2021 Updated: 28th Jan, 2021

STAFF from Bromsgrove’s Rigby Hall Special School were among the first people to have vaccinations at the new centre when it opened on Monday.

Headteacher Tracey Smith is given the jab. s

Headteacher Tracey Smith, deputy headteacher Samantha Hayward, the teachers, teaching assistants, kitchen staff and the school’s site team said they were really impressed with the positive atmosphere and every member of staff at the centre.

Mrs Smith said: “From the marshal on the car park and the greeter at the door to the people in the corridors directing you and the staff team who injected us – every single person was friendly and I felt reassured and safe at every point.

“We test the staff each Monday using the Lateral Flow Tests and so to have this vaccination is another little piece towards making us all a little bit safer from this virus.”

Teaching assistant Mark Winson. s

The school currently has 50 per cent of its pupils attending and due to the nature of the pupils and their needs, staff are on-site daily carrying out face-to-face and remote learning.

Mrs Smith added the team felt incredibly lucky to have had the communication to enable them to have these first vaccinations this week.

She said she wanted to thank the whole Artrix vaccination team for their efforts and approach.

Watch our behind the scenes video (below) of the process patients go through from when they arrive at the Artrix vaccination centre, through the vaccination process to the aftercare –

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