Covid Watch 172: Ludlow drop-in vaccination clinics to help shop workers

Covid Watch 172: Ludlow drop-in vaccination clinics to help shop workers

Caron Morton GP at Station Drive Surgery says that some shop workers, who are working flat out in the build up to Christmas, are finding it difficult to get to vaccination clinics. To help retail workers, Dr Morton says:

“We are running drop-in clinics in Ludlow next Tuesday, 21 December and the following Wednesday 29 December. These will be open from 5pm to 8pm at Station Drive Surgery and there is no need to book. The sessions are timed to allow workers to come after work. But I would advise people to come early and be prepared for a short wait outside.

“These drop in sessions are not just for booster doses. First or second jabs can be given where needed. We aim to deliver 500 doses across the two sessions.”

“We will be administering the Pfizer vaccine. Until now, patients have had to wait for 15 minutes after being vaccinated with Pfizer. Side effects are extremely rare and now patients can leave as soon as they are ready without waiting 15 minutes. That will help us vaccinate as many people as possible. But we would advise patients not to drive for 15 minutes after being vaccinated.

“Please remember that masks are compulsory in medial settings except for those who are exempt.”

Other Ludlow vaccination clinics need to be pre-booked. People should wait to be contacted by their GP practice with an offer of an appointment. They are urged not to ring their surgery to find out about appointments.

Station Drive will be holding a clinic at Ludlow Hospital 8pm to 6pm on Saturday 18 December. Booked appointments only. Parking is limited at the hospital. Those that can walk, or arrange drop off and pick up, should do so. This will keep spaces free for less able patients.

GPs in the south west Shropshire are confident that they will meet the target of giving all adults a booster jab before the end of the year.

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