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Luton residents urged to get vaccinated this weekend

Date: 23/04/2021 | Category: Uncategorised

Pop-up vaccination centres are returning to Luton this weekend (Friday 23 to Sunday 25 April 2021) to help more people access their Covid-19 vaccine in the town.

NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group and Luton Council are urging eligible residents to get their vaccine as Luton remains in the bottom five towns for vaccine take up in the country.

Local NHS figures are raising concerns that this low take up will reduce the ability of local communities to fight Covid-19 in the event of a third wave and are stressing the importance of being vaccinated to protect ourselves, those around us and to stop the spread of the virus.

The Covid vaccine has been approved and declared safe by safety regulators across the world. It is Halal, Kosher, vegan and it has been confirmed by the British Islamic Medical Association that having your vaccine does not beak the daily fast observed during the holy month of Ramadan.

In order to make it easier for people in Luton to get vaccinated, residents who are over 45, Clinically Extremely Vulnerable or Carers (paid and unpaid) can turn up to any of the temporary vaccination sites, available on buses at locations across the town, over the weekend.

Temporary vaccination sites open this weekend:

Sainsbury’s Bury Park

34 Dunstable Road LU1 1DY

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Futures House

The Moakes, Luton LU3 3QB

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Irish Forum

102 Hitchin Road, Luton LU2 0ES

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Residents will not need any official paperwork but we do ask people to provide a proof of a Luton (LU1 – LU4) postcode upon arrival.