Ten new mass Covid vaccination centres are to open in England from
Monday, as the government tries to meet its target to give 15 million people in
the UK their first jab by 15 February.
Blackburn Cathedral and St Helens Rugby Ground are
among the venues chosen to join the seven hubs already in use.
aged 80 or over, who live up to a 45-minute drive from a centre, are now being
offered the choice of arranging a jab at one of the 17 centres, or at a
pharmacy site through the national booking service.
not wanting to travel can wait to be contacted by their GP-led vaccination
service or hospital.
According to the Department of Health and Social Care, about 45% of those aged 80 and over have been vaccinated.
Writing in the Sunday Express, Health Secretary
Matt Hancock calls on the public to commit to three pledges to “help
out”, “join up” and “stay informed”.
Mr Hancock says: “We
can see the way out of this pandemic. We are nearly on the home straight.”
will the new mass vaccination centres be?
Salt Hill Activity
Norwich Food Court,
The Lodge in Wickford,
Princess Royal Sports
St Helens Rugby Ground,
The park-and-ride at
Askham Bar, York
Olympic Office Centre in
Wembley, north London