This week GP Federation, Alliance For Better Care (ABC), delivered its one millionth vaccination.
The team began administering Covid vaccinations across Surrey and Sussex in December 2020 and has since launched clinics at dedicated vaccination sites, community centres, faith buildings, homeless shelters and many more.
Katherine Saunders, Chief Executive of ABC said: “This has been a phenomenal undertaking and we’re pleased to have been able to reach so many local people during the past three years. However none of this would have been possible without our incredible staff, partners and volunteers who never fail to impress us with their unwavering compassion, resilience and commitment to making a difference.”
During the campaign, ABC worked with numerous partners to create a number of innovative projects aimed at delivering an inclusive, accessible and broad vaccination programme. Such initiatives included the first mobile vaccination unit the country, the first 24-hour booster clinic in the South East and an award-winning community outreach project.
The latest phase of the programme came to an end on 30th June with the ongoing Covid vaccination campaign targeting only those deemed at risk. Patients wishing to find out about the vaccination programme should visit the NHS website.
The team also launched a fundraising page that allowed visitors to its sites to donate to a dedicated Unicef vaccination fund. To date, the page has raised around £14k and the team wish to thank the public for showing their appreciation by contributing to the page.
Donations can still be made at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/abcunicefappeal