Pop-up clinic shows growing demand for Covid vaccines

People have been flocking to the pop-up vaccination clinics in Hatfield town centre over the last few weeks. Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council in partnership with the local NHS are proud to play their part in the successful vaccination programme taking place across Hertfordshire.

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With the continued effort to protect people from COVID-19 and the latest announcements to accelerate the vaccine programme in light of the Omicron variant, there have been large turnouts to the recent pop-up clinics, held at the Queensway Medical Centre.

The clinics held since the end of November have seen a growing number of attendees week by week, with the latest sessions providing more than 750 first, second and booster jabs. The demand from all age groups has continued to grow each week with more expected at future clinics as residents come forward to help save lives and protect the NHS.

Cath Slater, Deputy Director of Nursing at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust who are running the clinics said:



We're delighted to have had such a good turnout from the community at the Hatfield clinics so far. It's vital people get their vaccines to protect themselves and their loved ones this winter. Whether it's a first, second or booster dose, we're calling everyone who is eligible to come forward for their vaccine as soon as possible.

 

Anyone aged 16 and over can attend the clinic for 1st and 2nd jabs without needing to book an appointment. People over the age of 18 can now also attend for the booster vaccine, as long as it has been three months since their second dose.

Walk-ins are very popular. Please be prepared to queue and wrap up warm. Please be patient with staff and volunteers who are who are working hard to get as many people protected as possible. Find further information and dates for future walk-in clinics

The NHS is opening many more bookable vaccination slots over the next few days at sites across Hertfordshire - please check the national booking service website to make an appointment, or call 119 if you do not have Internet access.