A mobile vaccination bus is offering the Covid-19 vaccine to people in Nottingham to help drive uptake amongst eligible groups.
The local NHS has teamed up with Nottingham City Council, and local voluntary and community organisations to launch a mobile vaccination bus service.
The bus will stop off at a number of locations across the city in the next few days including: Chase Neighbourhood Centre in St Ann’s, Strelley Social Club, The Pelican Pub in Bilborough, Sultania Mosque in Sneinton, Bulwell Market, Forest Road West and Bestwood Park Church.
The new vaccination bus will travel to different parts of the city over the next few weeks to offer the vaccine to targeted groups of people in areas where vaccination uptake is lower. A team of NHS staff will be on board the bus to administer the vaccine in a safe way.
Amanda Sullivan, Accountable Officer for NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “The local NHS is working with its partners in the city and county to ensure as many people as possible are having the Covid-19 vaccine. This bus is an innovative way of making it as easy as possible for the public to come and get vaccinated.
“The mobile vaccination bus will stop off at a number of locations across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire to support the uptake of Covid-19 vaccinations in targeted areas where we know uptake is lower. The public can book onto these specialist clinics and we would urge those who fall into the priority groups to do so.
“People in the priority groups which have already been announced have not missed their chance to get jabbed. If you haven’t yet taken up the offer, please do come forward and make an appointment – the vaccine is safe, simple, and will offer you and those around you the best protection against this virus. It is never too late to change your mind if you have previously said no.”
Nottingham City Council’s Interim Director of Public Health, David Johns, said: “We are doing everything we can to support the NHS in its rollout of the vaccination programme, and especially in attempting to reach those communities where uptake has been lower.
“Overall, we have seen an excellent response from people coming forward to be vaccinated but we still know a number of people who are eligible haven’t yet been vaccinated and ask for their support in our collective effort to reduce the risks of COVID-19. To make it as simple a decision as possible for people who are perhaps hesitant about it, taking the jab to them removes a potential obstacle.”
Some appointments can be booked in advance on SwiftQueue, but people will also be able to turn up on the day to get the vaccine.
The bus will travel around areas of the city initially before moving to areas in the county.
For further information, and to book a vaccination appointment on the bus, please visit: https://www.swiftqueue.co.uk/nottinghamc19vbus.php