PRESS RELEASE: Wednesday 15 December 2021
Saxonbrook Medical Centre in Crawley is set to host the booster programme’s first 24-hour vaccination clinic in the South East this weekend, as it responds to the increased demand from local residents.
The clinic, which is one of the first in the UK, will run from 8am on Friday 17th December and will be appointment-only, with bookings made via the NHS National Booking System and 119. The team aim to offer 1,000 appointments across the 24 hours.
Saxonbrook is one of eight vaccination centres run by local GP Federation Alliance for Better Care, who have now administered more than 600,000 vaccination doses locally.
Katherine Saunders, Alliance for Better Care, CEO said: “Essentially we are doing all we can to meet the increasing demand for vaccinations, especially boosters. But we also want to ensure that no one gets left behind and is offered equal access to the vaccine. By providing a 24-hour clinic we hope that those who work shifts, or who may have family commitments during our usual clinic hours, will find it easier to attend.”
The clinic will take place almost exactly 12 months to the day since Saxonbrook opened the doors to its first vaccination clinic. The team, who were among the first in the country to begin Covid-19 vaccinations, has administered more than 90,000 jabs. The majority of its vaccinations have taken place at Saxonbrook’s dedicated vaccination building, which opened in March.
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