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A multidisciplinary skilled team of nurses, managers, support staff and volunteers, our vaccination service supports everyone in the community to receive their vaccinations while experiencing the best care. From some of our larger vaccination sites in Bournemouth and Weymouth, to our inreach teams that work to engaging specific groups and communities, our diverse and high-performing team works together as a network with other NHS services to ensure our communities receive their vaccinations.
Our service is growing as we look to integrate vaccination services across Dorset. With a key part to play in delivering life-saving vaccines against winter viruses, such as COVID and flu, as well as immunisations, this is a very exciting time to join us.

Current vacancies

We have no current vacancies at this time. 

If you are interested in becoming a reservist bank vaccinator, please email dhc.bank@nhs.net.

For more information on what it means to be reservist please visit the Join Our Dorset website.

 

Staff vaccinating

We offer a generous £10,000 relocation package to cover your moving expenses

Dorset COVID-19 vaccination fast facts

  • 75% of eligible adults have had their primary course to booster

  • 94% of all adults have had their first dose and 86% of all adults have had their second dose

  • 1000s of children and young people have been vaccinated

  • 88% of eligible people have had their first booster

  • More than 22,000 people have received their autumn booster

West

Serving our population in the west of the county we have our large Weymouth vaccination site based at the Linden Unit.

A large purpose-built site which the vaccination service has recently taken over, we are excited to continue to update the building to make it a great space for the community our staff and volunteers. 

School age immunisation service

Our School Age Immunisation Service (SAIS) is the primary provider in the local area of immunisations to all school age children, including those that are home educated and in special education schools.

A great team of dedicated individuals helping to ensure our children and young people receive the best protection against serious disease. We provide vaccinations for human papilloma virus (HPV), diphtheria, tetanus and polio (Td/IPV), meningitis ACWY (MenACWY) and influenza (flu).

East

We have our large site King's park vaccination centre in Boscombe. A large, bright centre in the hussle and bussle of Bournemouth which as multiple vaccination pods, office space and a sensory room which has been nominated for a Nursing Times award. 

Peripatetic

A smaller team who travels across the county reaching into our communities as part of our health inequalities work, ensuring that everyone can access vaccinations.

"Our peripatetic team take on the challenges of providing high quality care across the whole of Dorset. They seek out those who are in need of our kindness, skills and expertise. On a daily basis, the peripatetic team go into Nursing Homes and Institutions across the County, delivering a vaccination service that places the needs of vulnerable people at the heart of their care". 

Prof Paul Lewis OBE

Hear from some of the team

Helen Brown

Throughout my time vaccinating, I have met the most amazing people - both staff, volunteers, and patients. The stories you hear daily make you realise what an impact you are having on those patients lives and makes me proud to be a nurse. Many of them would queue for hours to get their vaccination - in fact, I remember one poignant day during the height of the pandemic, when people did just that and not once did anyone complain. 

If you are joining DHC as a vaccinator you will not regret it. I have honestly loved every moment of it and am proud to have made a difference".

Helen Brown
Clinical Supervisor (Covid Vaccination Service)

 

 

 

 

Sue Etherington

Being a bank worker gives me the freedom to choose when I work, which is perfect for me. I have done admin and reception work before and for me it’s such a good place to work in the vaccination service - it’s the gratitude you feel from people, it grips you and I really enjoy my work.

I feel like part of a team. It’s nice and social, we are a family. People come from all walks of life.

Sue Etherington

Bank Administrator

Prof Paul Lewis OBE

Vaccination Services are much more than just giving jabs.

The Vaccination Service has a wonderful and dedicated team of professionals from all backgrounds, creating a brilliant network of expertise that promotes high quality care and strives to meet the needs of our respective communities.

I am proud to be a member of the Vaccination Service.  I work alongside an amazing, hard working and supportive group of individual and in the process, my life and the lives of others are enriched by their kindness and consideration.

Prof Paul Lewis OBE

Emeritus Professor of midwifery practice and professional development nurses, Bournemouth University.

Current vacancies