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Scunthorpe Vaccination Centre celebrates one year anniversary

Published on Mar 18, 2022

The Scunthorpe Vaccination Centre located at the Ironstone Centre marks its one-year anniversary on Saturday, March 19. 


The vaccination programme managed by Safecare Network started at The Baths Hall in 2021, and a year on, it has administered more than 105,000 vaccinations. 


The vaccination programme is set to continue in the coming weeks following the advice from the independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) for people aged 75 and over to be offered an additional Covid-19 booster jab. 


Dr Satpal Shekhawat, Medical Director at NHS North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “This is a brilliant achievement for Scunthorpe’s Vaccination Centre and wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work and dedication from everyone involved in the vaccination programme.


“It is wonderful to see that the uptake in our region has progressed, and people are still coming forward to be vaccinated. 


Dr Shekhawat added: “I would urge everyone to take up the offer of this free vaccination when you receive your invitation from the NHS. Whatever your background and wherever you live, this vaccine is a lifesaver, and there are many options for you regarding where to get your vaccine.”


Dr Mubark Jajja, Chair of Safecare Network, said: “The programme started at The Baths Hall last year, and we were not expecting to be here one year later. Initially, it was a programme for three months with a maximum of six months, but as we all have continued to live and learn more about Covid-19, it has continued.


“It is a great achievement that we have administered 105,000 vaccines and is a credit to the workforce. I want to thank the Safecare team, all the volunteers and nurse managers, vaccinators and North Lincolnshire Council and North Lincolnshire CCG for supporting the programme. 


“The hard work and efforts behind the scenes and on the frontline have made it happen.”


The site is open five days a week and operates from 8am-8pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. The operating times for Tuesdays and Thursdays are 8am-6pm.


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