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Ed’s tray is being used in NHS coronavirus vaccine centresFebruary 15th, 2021
A 12-year-old Monmouth schoolboy is playing his part in the UK’s fight against Covid-19.
Ed, a pupil at Monmouth School for Boys, is a budding inventor.
Under the guidance of his Design and Technology teacher Mr Nick Goodson, Ed first built an innovative prototype that he believes could speed up the process of administering the Pfizer/BioNtech vaccine.
Ed first made a model prototype of the inverter out of LEGO and then built a working model using pieces of wood at home.
Now the youngster has designed a tray to hold vials and other vaccination equipment in place during coronavirus clinics.
And to his delight, the tray is now being used by staff at NHS coronavirus vaccine centres in Gloucestershire.
The schoolboy has been inspired to help with the vaccine rollout by his GP parents, Peter and Sue, who both work on the NHS frontline.
Ed’s mum, Sue, said: “We’ve had great feedback from the centres and nurses about how well the trays work.
“The trays have helped make the vaccine clinics run more smoothly and will get a lot of use.”
Ed said: “A single vial is worth a lot of money and is also very delicate so the process of transporting the vaccines is very important.”
Mr Goodson said: “As a family of schools, we are delighted to be supporting Ed in helping the NHS in its clinics which could, of course, save lives and valuable time.”