PRESS RELEASE: 26th April 2021
A raft of superheroes were on hand to welcome patients attending Woodhatch Place vaccination centre in Reigate at the weekend, ahead of National Superhero Day on 28th April.
Seven superheroes, including Spiderman, Thor and Captain America assisted with the smooth running of the vaccination site. The team are part of the Autism All Stars charity, which is dedicated to creating a happier, more inclusive world for autistic people and those who support them.
Helen Wallace-Iles is CEO and Founder of Autism All Stars she said: “Being able to support this national vaccination programme and send a clear, reassuring message to parents about vaccine safety really means a lot to everyone at Autism All Stars, as it’s such a sensitive topic in the autism community. Boosting the morale of our amazing NHS staff at the same time is a real bonus, and such a lovely way for us to say thank you for all their amazing work over the last year.”
Dr Jonathan Leung, is Clinical Lead for the Reigate site, he said: “We were delighted to welcome the Autism All Stars team and not only raise awareness of their work but also put a smile on the faces of a few of our patients today. Ahead of National Superhero Day this week we felt this was a fitting tribute to all our NHS heroes.”
Woodhatch Place is just one of seven vaccination sites being rolled out by GP Federation Alliance for Better Care, which has practice members across East Surrey, Crawley, Horsham and Mid-Sussex. To date, ABC’s team has administered more than 185,000 doses of the vaccine.
Photo credits – Autism Allstars and Alliance for Better Care