Joining the COVID-19 vaccine drive

Optometrists are taking part in one of the biggest medical breakthroughs in decades, learning new skills, boosting their confidence and expanding the profession’s scope of practice. Radhika Holmström reports.

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In the UK, more than 25 million people have already received a first dose of one of the COVID-19 vaccines. Although there is currently a shortage in supply of doses in the UK, this figure is still an incredible achievement so far, considering that even six months ago a vaccine for COVID-19 seemed no more than a pipe dream. A huge number of health professionals have helped drive the programme – and optometrists are among their number.

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