King’s Mill Vaccination Hub delivers over a quarter of a million Coronavirus vaccines

Posted Tuesday, June 20, 2023 10:10 AM

King’s Mill Vaccination Hub delivers over a quarter of a million Coronavirus vaccines

The Vaccination Hub at King’s Mill Hospital has now delivered over a quarter of a million lifesaving COVID-19 vaccines since it first opened its doors in December 2020, new figures have revealed.

The Hub, which was one of the first of 50 similar hospital sites to open across the country, has delivered 277,233 doses of the Covid 19 vaccine – including 11,203 spring 2023 booster jabs since April.

Getting vaccinated is still one of the most important ways that we can reduce the likelihood of transmitting the virus or the need to be hospitalised, so it is a sensible precaution to make sure we are fully vaccinated – particularly if you are in one of the groups known to be most at-risk of becoming seriously ill with Coronavirus.

Robert Simcox, Director of People, Sherwood Forest Hospitals said, “I would like to thank the hardworking team, many who have been with the vaccination programme from the beginning, and who continue to deliver approximately 300 vaccinations per day – a combination of spring boosters and the ‘evergreen’ offer of first and second jabs for those still requiring them.”

“This is only part of a much bigger achievement. Sherwood Forest Hospitals is the vaccination programme’s biggest employer and provider for Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and, during the last two and half years, the experienced team have helped over 1.6million people throughout the county ‘to grab a jab.”

“It’s not too late to get your spring booster and your first or second dose, as booking remains open until 30 June 2023.”

If you are over 75 or have a weakened immune system, then please come forward as soon as possible to book a COVID vaccine this spring so you can enjoy summer with peace of mind. It is not too late, and I would urge you to book an appointment at your local pharmacy, GP or via the National Booking Service, as soon as possible.

In Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, there remain plenty of vaccination sites at pharmacies, GP sites, at designated health centres and hospital hubs giving the public plenty of choice to find a location convenient to them.

Everyone eligible can get vaccinated by booking an appointment by calling 119 or by booking online via the NHS website.

People who are immunosuppressed can include those who had or have*:

  • A blood cancer, such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma
  • An organ, bone marrow or stem cell transplant
  • HIV infection at all stages
  • A genetic disorder affecting the immune system
  • A treatment such as steroid medicine, biological therapy, chemotherapy, or radiotherapy
  • Certain medicines that increase your risk of infection, such as azathioprine, dexamethasone, prednisolone, ciclosporin or mycophenolate (depending on your dosage)
  • A long-term immunosuppressive treatment for conditions such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, scleroderma, and psoriasis

*The above list is a summary and does not cover everything.  If you are unsure whether you are eligible, talk to your GP or consultant.

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