Bracknell town center vaccination site expanded after hundreds vaccinated
A TEMPORARY coronavirus vaccination station in downtown Bracknell has had its closure date delayed, after more than 300 residents visited the site in less than a week.
Union Square’s ‘grab-a-jab’ vaccination site, The Lexicon, has been extended for five days due to its popularity since it was first set up on July 9.
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In the space of four days, until Sunday July 12, a total of 360 people were registered at the site for their first vaccine.
Jeremy Mellins, Bracknell’s GP and Clinical Director of one of the local primary care networks, said: “I would like to start off by saying a big thank you to all of the volunteers and vaccinators involved in running the Pop-up Clinic in the. downtown. , which helps us to vaccinate more people at their convenience.
“Whether you’re shopping downtown or visiting, I recommend stopping in to take your first jab if you haven’t already.
“The COVID-19 vaccination program in Bracknell Forest continues to progress at a steady pace, with a large percentage of residents over the age of 40 now being vaccinated.
“Lots of double bites which is great news.
“In addition, our goal now is to encourage younger people to get vaccinated, especially those aged 18 to 29, to protect themselves, their family and friends.
“As a city and country, the more people who are vaccinated, the better our chances of getting out of this pandemic in the safest way possible. ”
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No appointment is necessary and no ID is required. All you need to do is introduce yourself and provide your name and address.
Anyone over 18 who lives, works, visits or studies in the borough can use the walk-in service.
The board however confirmed that this site will not provide people with second doses.
Charlotte Pavitt, public health consultant for the Bracknell Forest Council, said: “It has been so good to see the great response to the pop-up vaccine site and we look forward to seeing more people over the next few days.
“Getting the vaccine is the best way to help us get back to what we all want to do in the safest way possible.
“I would also encourage those who had their first jab to book for your second after 8 weeks to give you maximum protection against serious illnesses caused by the virus and the long term problems that can result from it.”