Covid vaccine drop-in clinic this afternoon as total vaccinated in Doncaster with at least one dose passes 74 per cent

The Keepmoat Stadium is the venue for a Covid 19 vaccination drop-in clinic this afternoon (Sunday June 6).

Sunday, 6th June 2021, 11:35 am
Updated Sunday, 6th June 2021, 11:35 am

The session runs from 1.30pm until 5.30pm and is open to any Doncaster residents aged over 18.

The pop-up clinic is at Belle Vue Bar, at the stadium and organisers at the Doncaster NHS Clinical Commissioning Group say there is no need to book. It will be accommodating both first and second doses of the vaccine.

The clinic comes after Doncaster recently hit a ‘significant’ milestone in its vaccination programme.

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A volunteer prepares a dose of vaccine at the Keepmoat Stadium vaccination centre

Anthony Fitzgerald, head of strategy and deliveryat the clincial commissioning group, told its governors meeting that last week the borough hit a significant milestone in that it administered the 300,000th dose of vaccine in the borough.

He said: “We currently we have vaccinated 74 per cent of all eligible adults with a first dose of vaccine , and 47 per cent of all eligible adults have had their second dose.

“We’re embarking on new and innovative pop up clinics across Doncaster to maximise update and particularly in some of our minority communities

“We continue to strive for the maximum possible uptake.

Meanwhile, Dr David Crichton, the chairman of the clinical commissioning group said the vaccine an was important element of the borough being released from lockdown and preventing serious illness, hospital admissions and contracting covid and emergence of new variants.

He told governors he was pleased that the local vaccination campaign was still finding people to vaccinate from the high priory groups one to nine and was pleased with the efforts being made.

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