Mobile vaccination bus pulls up at Peterborough Foyer to protect local community
28 October 2021
Longhurst Group’s Peterborough Foyer joined forces with The Vaccinators on Tour, the NHS-powered mobile vaccination team, earlier this month to deliver the lifesaving COVID-19 vaccination.
This pop-up clinic was the latest in a series of new opportunities for patients to simply walk in at a local venue to get their first or second COVID-19 vaccination where eligible, with no appointment needed.
Supported by a friendly vaccination team from Cambridgeshire Services (CCS) NHS Trust, more than 52 vaccinations were administered over the course of the day. This included 21 first doses.
Fay Hirel, our Head of Care and Support, explained that after being approached by the local NHS trust, we had no hesitation in agreeing to join forces for such a vital public health campaign.
“We’re very proud to have been able to team-up with The Vaccinators and CCS to help ensure as many people as possible have access to the vaccine.
“At Longhurst Group, we’re committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of both our customers and the communities we serve and this is a brilliant example of how we work with partners to do just that.”
The latest data suggests that up to 24 million infections and 127,000 deaths have been prevented to date in England due to the Covid-19 vaccination.
As case rates are high in Peterborough it is more important than ever to get the lifesaving Covid-19 vaccination, so the local NHS is encouraging everyone in the area who hasn’t yet taken up the offer to come get their jab at one of the local vaccination centres or pop-ups.
Dr Gary Howsam, Chair of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “We were thrilled to work with Longhurst Group, our colleagues at CCS and the brilliant team at the Peterborough Foyer to help even more local people get their Covid-19 vaccination. The vaccination is still our best protection from Coronavirus, so if you haven’t had your vaccine yet I would urge you to get it as soon as possible.
“If you’re not sure where to go for your vaccination, it’s now easier than ever to find a convenient location near you. Visit our Vaccinators on Tour website via www.thevaccinators.co.uk to find a walk-in centre near you, or if you’d prefer to book you can still do so through the National Booking System via www.nhs.uk/covidvaccine or by calling 119.
“Whatever route you choose to get your vaccine, make sure you get it done now. Getting your vaccine will help protect you and your loved ones, and it is also a great way to support the NHS as we head into the winter months.”