Lincolnshire “has more COVID cases than ever”
The Lincolnshire COVID Immunization Program has hit its 85% target after giving well over 900,000 first and second doses to people across the county.
The vaccination teams have reached 84.5% of the eligible population (first vaccination, cohorts 1-12) and continue to urge people to come forward to get a stab.
Because the interval between doses has been reduced from 12 to 8 weeks, people without a reservation can get their second vaccination earlier, even in running centers.
The call for vaccinations is even more important now as the government is considering only allowing double-hit nightclubs from September.
“The goal has always been to get 85% and we’re practically there,” said Rebecca Neno, Deputy Chief Nurse, NHS Lincolnshire CCG.
“I am so proud of all of the vaccination teams, volunteers and people who have supported the program across the county, and I am very grateful to the Lincolnshire public who supported us with the vaccination.”
However, there are still bags of people who haven’t reported about their vaccinations.
“We would be happy if everyone is unvaccinated or re-vaccinated, but especially younger people who have not yet reported, we would like to vaccinate, if you are still undecided, please come to one of our vaccination centers and discuss your concerns.”
“We would like to remind people who may have previously had COVID that the immunity that may have been bestowed on them from this exposure will decline over time – they shouldn’t rely on longer term protection, they should still need to be vaccinated.
“We think these people could get about 40% less vaccination, but they’re still at an increased risk of getting COVID a second time if they don’t get vaccinated,” added Rebecca.
As part of the ongoing vaccination program throughout the district, the various running opportunities are continued so that people can be vaccinated without making an appointment in advance.
“People have responded well to the walk-ins, I think because it’s easy to just show up,” added Rebecca.
“We were also particularly pleased with the response to the nightly walk-ins at our two mass vaccination centers in PRSA, Boston, and at the Lincolnshire Showground, and will repeat this at both locations this Thursday evening until 10 p.m.
“After Freedom Day, I think it’s worth remembering that it’s still important to do the right thing and use common sense, but the most important thing is to get vaccinated. Please remember that vaccination is the best way out for all of us, ”concludes Rebecca.
Where to Get a Walk-in COVID Vaccine in Lincolnshire:
This week there are running options based on the principle of “first come, first served” as follows:
PRSA MVC, Boston – Offering Pfizer and AZ walk-ins (no individual choice of vaccine, administered according to JCVI guidelines), first and second dose, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week including late-night walk-ins until 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 22nd
Lincolnshire Showground MVC – Offer of Pfizer and AZ walk-ins (no individual choice of vaccine, administered according to JCVI guidelines), first and second dose, 8:15 am to 7:00 pm, seven days a week including late-night walk-ins until 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 22nd
John Coupland Hospital, Gainsborough – Offered by Pfizer or AZ, first and second dose, Tuesday, July 20, 9-11 a.m., and Saturday, July 31, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Parking lot Schafmarkt, Spalding (PE11 1BH) – Mobile unit with Pfizer walk-ins, first and second dose, Tuesday, July 20, 9 am-3pm
Mönchshaus-Playground, Mönchshausgasse, Spalding (PE11 3YS) – Mobile unit with Pfizer walk-ins, first and second dose, Wednesday, July 21, 11 am-2pm
Johnson Community Hospital Parking Lot, Pinchbeck Road, Spalding (PE11 3DT) – Mobile unit with Pfizer walk-ins, first and second dose, Thursday, July 22nd, 10:00 am-4:00pm
Fun Farm Trunk, Fun Farm, High Road, Weston, Spalding (PE12 6JU) – mobile unit with Pfizer walk-ins, first and second dose, Friday, July 23, 12-14 p.m.-2
Boston Market Place (PE21 6EH) – Mobile unit with Pfizer walk-ins, first and second dose, Saturday, July 24th, 9 am-3pm
Stamford – in the former VW garage across from Morrisons. Appointments can be made by calling 119 or using the national booking system.