Vaccination site opens at Stoneleigh Events Centre - The Leamington Observer

Vaccination site opens at Stoneleigh Events Centre

Leamington Editorial 27th Jan, 2021   0

A VACCINATION site has opened at Stoneleigh Events Centre.

It is among more than 30 opening across the country as the largest vaccination drive in history continues.

There is now a network of 50 large sites with the capacity to give thousands of people their jabs each week.

Chief Executive of NHS Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust Mel Coombes said: “We are delighted to be working together with our NHS colleagues to deliver the covid-19 vaccine to our local communities. We are extremely proud of all our staff who have stepped up to be involved in the vaccination programme in the fight against this pandemic. We look forward to vaccinating as many people as possible within the next few weeks.”

To start people over the age of 80 along with care home residents and staff were given the jab.

But now it is being offered to all those aged 70 and over and the clinically vulnerable. Those aged 80 or over will continue to be prioritised.

If people cannot or are unable to travel to be offered an appointment at their GP or hospital.

Chair of Warwickshire North Clinical Commissioning Group Dr Sarah Raistrick said: “The opening of the Stoneleigh vaccination centre is another step forward in the delivery of vaccination programme across Coventry and Warwickshire.

“Can I remind patients that this is an optional choice, they can wait to have their vaccination closer to home at a GP led site. Your surgery will contact you and our advice is not to call the NHS, wait for us to contact you.”

People with appointments are urged not to turn up early to avoid queues, and people will be invited when it is their turn.

Anyone with coronavirus symptoms should not turn up for their jab and should self-isolate and get a test.

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