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Newark Showground Covid-19 Vaccination Centre to close after delivering over 100,000 jabs




After delivering more than 100,000 vaccine doses since opening in January, the Newark Showground vaccination centre will be closing its doors.

The Newark Showground site, which has been central to the vaccination programme in Newark and Sherwood, will close at 1.30pm tomorrow (Friday, September 10).

As more than 80% of all adults across the district have now had both doses of vaccine, the vaccination programme will be moving into a new phase which will see local pharmacies and GP surgeries taking more of a role.

Newark's biggest vaccination site is closing.
Newark's biggest vaccination site is closing.

As one of the first sites to open up this year, the showground offered a way to help protect residents without having to travel to Nottingham or Mansfield for their jabs.

It has been important to make sure that everyone who wants the vaccine in Newark and Sherwood could do so easily. The pop up clinics and vaccination bus working alongside the main site at the Showground have helped achieve good rates of take up.

“Getting your vaccine is down to personal choice, so it is particularly heartening to see so many of our residents protecting themselves, their friends and families by getting the vaccine,” said David Lloyd, leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council.

“I firmly believe that the vaccination programme is central to getting back to normal day to day business.

"As we learn to live with covid-19 going forward such a strong take up is a firm foundation for us to build on.”

Anyone who has not had their first dose or is waiting for their second one can still ‘Grab a Jab’ at the other sites around the district.

The vaccination bus will be coming to the Beacon and Bridge wards, near Newark town centre on September 14 with no appointments needed.

Boots in Newark, the Life Centre in Ollerton and the Riverside Church in Southwell will also be offering walk-in appointments for covid-19 vaccines.

Residents can find a site near them by visiting the NHS website at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/find-a-walk-in-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-site/



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