A mobile vaccination bus will visit Newark Market Place next week to ensure that as many people as possible have access to the coronavirus vaccine.
Nine in ten people aged 50 to 65 started their Covid-19 vaccine in Newark and Sherwood.
However, there are some areas where usage has been lower. This includes Newark’s Castle Ward, where the number drops to about two in three – below the national and district averages.
The Covid vaccination bus is coming to Newark. (46387368)
To help people in areas like this where it may be difficult for them to get to major vaccination sites, there is now a mobile option.
The NHS vaccination bus will be in the marketplace on Wednesday.
“This bus is an innovative way of making it as easy as possible for the public to get vaccinated,” said Amanda Sullivan, Senior Associate at NHS Nottingham and the Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group.
“The mobile vaccination bus will stop at several locations in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire to aid the uptake of Covid-19 vaccinations in target areas where we know the uptake is lower. The public can book in these specialist clinics and we encourage those who fall in the priority groups to do so.
“The people in the priority groups that have already been announced didn’t miss their chance to be pushed. If you have not yet accepted the offer, please contact us and make an appointment. The vaccine is safe, simple, and offers you and those around you the best protection against this virus.
“It’s never too late to change your mind if you’ve said no before.”
The mass vaccination center at the Newark Showground has proven successful, reaching over 95% of residents over 65.
By making this new option available to all eligible residents, it is hoped that it will be easier for people of working age and older residents who may not have been able to reach the main vaccination centers to schedule their vaccination appointment.
Anyone who is 45 years of age or older or is eligible for the push can book an appointment on the bus. There will also be limited capacity for those who haven’t booked to stop by and get their shot.
“Castle Ward is one of the key areas in Nottinghamshire that has seen low uptake of the vaccine. It is for this reason that I am very pleased to welcome the vaccination bus to our district, ”said David Lloyd, chairman of the Newark and Sherwood District Council.
“It is very important to me that we reach every part of our community.
“The vaccination bus is a way to encourage our residents to take the vaccine.
“I urge everyone who is not yet sure whether they have the vaccine. The side effects are minor and only last about a day if you are unfortunate enough to get one. However, the benefits to individuals and the community as a whole outweigh the potential side effects. The sooner everyone gets the vaccine, the sooner we can go back to work as usual. “
Residents can book their vaccination appointment on the bus at www.swiftqueue.co.uk/nottinghamc19vbus.php
For appointments at the permanent vaccination centers in Nottinghamshire, visit: www.swiftqueue.co.uk/nottinghamc19vpatient.php