Protest as vaccination bus arrives in Newark Market Place today
Protestors greeted the arrival of a coronavirus vaccination bus in Newark Market Place today (Wednesday).
The small group of anti-vaccination group protested peacefully, said police.
The purpose of the bus, which has a police presence, is to ensure as many people as possible have access to the coronavirus vaccine.
Nine out ten people aged 50 to 65 have taken up their covid-19 vaccine in Newark and Sherwood.
However, there are some areas where take up has been lower. This includes Newark’s Castle ward, where the figure drops to around two out of three people — below the national average and the average for the district.
“This bus is an innovative way of making it as easy as possible for the public to come and get vaccinated,” said Amanda Sullivan, accountable officer for NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group before it arrived.
“The mobile vaccination bus will stop off at a number of locations across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire to support the uptake of covid-19 vaccinations in targeted areas where we know uptake is lower.
"The vaccine is safe, simple, and will offer you and those around you the best protection against this virus.
“It is never too late to change your mind if you have previously said no.”