Vaccination centers in Windsor and Maidenhead are operating at ‘reduced hours’
VACCINE centers in the Royal Borough are operating at reduced hours as the program winds down.
Throughout 2021, queues of people would have received their Covid shots across the UK to protect themselves from the virus.
The Covid-19 vaccination program was the largest in the country’s history and was hailed as a success as the majority of people were completely bitten.
Briefing advisers at the board meeting on the outbreak on Monday, February 21, Caroline Farrar of the Frimley Clinical Commissioning Group said vaccination centers have been “quiet for a few weeks now”.
She said: “We had the big push in December and we managed to vaccinate thousands of people a day, but unfortunately people are not showing up for boosters at the same rate now.
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“So venues have reduced their hours because it’s not economical to keep them open. [as] not enough people show up for vaccination.
“I would encourage people to show up for encores.”
The Royal Borough has two vaccination centres, including the former Lakeland Store in Windsor Yards and the Desborough Suite in Maidenhead.
The Pfizer doses will be administered at Windsor Yard from Tuesday February 22 to Thursday February 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:40 p.m.
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The Desborough Theater will also administer Pfizer on Saturday, February 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
The vaccination bus will also visit various sites in the Royal Borough on these dates.
According to data from the Berkshire East Public Health Hub, 20,780 people aged 12 and over have yet to receive a single dose, the majority of whom are between the ages of 20 and 50.
As of February 6, 65 per cent of the population of the Royal Borough had been fully vaccinated, the third worst-hit local authority in Berkshire.