More than 50 sites in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire will be offering covid-19 vaccines as programme heads into next phase
Nottinghamshire residents will have access to more than 50 locations to receive their booster vaccination when the next stage of the programme gets the go ahead.
In order to increase access for citizens to the proposed ‘booster programme’, a large number of new vaccination locations will open up in the coming weeks.
These include a number of GP surgeries and community pharmacies, two large-scale vaccination centres in the Nottingham and Mansfield areas as well as two existing hospital vaccination hubs.
This means it will be easier than ever for eligible citizens to receive their booster vaccination when the next stage of the programme goes live.
Nicole Chavaudra, programme director at NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG, said: “I’d like to say a big thank you to all the staff and volunteers who have spent the last eight months working tirelessly to ensure as many people as possible are protected against the virus.
"The tireless work and support has resulted in the vast majority of our communities receiving the vaccine and being protected from the virus.
“We will now be working closely with GPs and pharmacies on the next stage of the programme in a drive to get as many people as possible protected ahead of the winter period.
“Although we are moving into the next stage of the programme, it is not too late to get your first or second dose. It is very important to make sure you are fully protected with both doses and we will continue to vaccinate the public. To find out which site is open and available, please visit the NHS website.”
Across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire by the end of September the following vaccination sites will be open to deliver booster doses;
- A large scale vaccination site at the existing location in the old Wickes shop in Mansfield
- A large scale vaccination site at Forest Recreation Ground in Nottingham
- 19 GP Designated Primary Care Sites across the city and county (Designated Primary Care Sites are where a number of GPs work in collaboration from one site).
- 30 Community Pharmacies across the city and county
- Queen’s Medical Centre
- King’s Mill Hospital
These will be complemented by the home visiting service, vaccinations in care homes and the vaccine bus.
A small number of existing vaccination sites will be closing as, either their commercial lease is coming to an end, or they are no longer required given the increased provision of more convenient locations.
Newark Showground and King's Meadows Campus closed on September 10, while Gamston Community Centre and Richard Herrod Leisure Centre will close before or on October 17.