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Mobile vaccination centre sees busy day

David Burt, the Premier, speaks to a member of the pubic at Victor Scott Primary School, where the Close to Home mobile vaccination programme delivered Covid-19 vaccines today (Photograph supplied)

More than 131 people received their first Covid-19 vaccine at Victor Scott Primary School today as part of the Close to Home mobile vaccination programme.

A Government spokeswoman said 143 people received the vaccine, including 12 receiving their second dose.

David Burt, the Premier, visited the mobile vaccination centre to encourage those having the vaccine and to thank healthcare workers at the site.

Mr Burt said: "We've pledged to make it simple and easy for our residents to get vaccinated, and we're very pleased that the community is taking advantage of our Close To Home mobile vaccination programme.

“What's becoming clear is that this method of getting vaccinated is proving to be very popular with our community, so we're extremely encouraged by its success.”

Since the Close to Home programme launched on April 27, 1,012 vaccine shots have been administered, with about 90 per cent being first doses.

This week the mobile vaccination programme will continue with doses delivered at Penno’s Wharf, St George’s on Tuesday, the Southampton Princess on Thursday and the Transport Control Department on Saturday.

The vaccination sites will be open between 10am to 2pm for who wish to get their first dose or their second vaccine shot, following their first dose three weeks ago.

Additionally, a minibus service is available to take people from their homes to the mobile vaccination sites and back afterwards.

Those who want to take part in the minibus service should call 533-5903 between 10am and 1.30pm.

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Published May 16, 2021 at 7:37 pm (Updated May 16, 2021 at 7:37 pm)

Mobile vaccination centre sees busy day

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