The Hatters Health and Oasis Primary Care Centres (PCN) run by family doctors and their teams opened another vaccination centre today in Luton (15 January), as the roll out of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history gains further momentum. This means that all patients aged over 80 in Luton will have access to the vaccines.
Fully trained vaccinators will be administering the jab at Leagrave Centre to patients invited from surgeries attached to these networks. This is to ensure there is plenty of room for social distancing when waiting, as well as a recovery area, where people will be monitored for 15 minutes after the vaccination.
It is important that people only attend at Leagrave Centre if they have received an invite from their GP and arrive at the time stated. People arriving early compromises social distancing and we need to keep everyone safe while they wait.
Dr Sarah Whiteman, the Medical Director and putative Chair of BLMK CCGs, said: “Delivery of the biggest ever NHS vaccination programme has been a huge undertaking so I am thrilled that we can now say we are administering vaccines to the Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes footprint that we cover.
“I can appreciate that local people will be keen to get their jab as soon as possible, but we would ask that patients do not contact their practices at this time.
“GPs are working through their lists and making appointments according to the criteria provided by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.”
For further information please contact the BLMK Comms Team on [email protected]