The Mass Vaccination Centre at PRSA, Boston, will be holding another European Day this Sunday 2 May, in an effort to encourage more people from eastern European communities to have their first covid vaccination.
Due to be held between 10 – 4pm, the European Day on Sunday will offer anyone who is eligible the opportunity to attend as a ‘walk-in’ for a covid vaccination (AstraZeneca) without the need to pre-book an appointment.
“So far we have vaccinated well over 50,000 people over the age of 50, and are now giving second doses of the vaccination, as well as first doses to those people in the current cohort,” explains Lynda Stockwell, Clinical and Operational Lead, PRSA. “As part of this we are really keen to make sure that as many people as possible from the eastern European community have their vaccinations.”
The walk-in appointments do not need to be pre-booked although people should bring their NHS number with them, which can be found online on the NHSuk website.
“We would welcome anybody who hasn’t had their first vaccination and is eligible to the walk-ins at PRSA, in particular people from the eastern European community, as we continue to make every effort to ensure everyone has their vaccination,” adds Lynda.
“We will have translators on hand to help communicate with people who do not speak English, and we are also planning to set up a children’s area in the main hall adjacent to where the vaccinations are given, so that parents can see their children whilst they are having their vaccination without the children having to be in a clinical area.”.
Anybody who is eligible, in terms of the current cohort, or is a carer (paid or informal), or clinically extremely vulnerable, or works in health or social care is welcome to attend.