Many members are likely to be asked to participate in the Covid 19 roll-out and be trained to give vaccine injections.
The Society of Radiographers is supportive of radiographers playing their part to get the vaccine rolled out to as many people as possible in as short a time as possible.
Some members have expressed concern as to whether this work is appropriate for radiographers. Many radiographers are trained to inject a variety of drugs and contrast agents. Being trained to give a vaccine is no different.
As with any other new practice you must be properly trained and recognised by your employer to be competent. The employer’s consent is implicit in you being asked to carry out the injection.
All employees are covered for ‘vicarious liability’ in the event of a mishap. As long as you carry out the injection as you have been trained to do then this liability insurance applies.