Vulnerable people in North Lincolnshire receive COVID vaccine closer to home

Published on Jan 14, 2021

This Saturday 16th January, hundreds of vulnerable people living in and around Kirton in Lindsey will receive their COVID vaccine locally.

NHS staff from North Lincolnshire’s south primary care network (PCN) will be vaccinating people against COVID-19 at Klassic Park community centre, with a delivery of 300 AstraZeneca vaccines for Saturday, continuing to target those people on their priority list.

This is part of plans developed by NHS North Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and local general practice teams in the south PCN, to reach out to those in local communities who may struggle to travel to the PCN’s designated vaccination site.

PCNs are clusters of local GP practices grouped together. In line with national guidance, PCNs are responsible for designated sites where the vaccine will be offered. There are four PCNs in North Lincolnshire, click here for more information.

Practice teams have been working rapidly to redesign their own sites and put in place safe processes to meet the tough logistical challenges of offering the vaccination. Vaccinating people from this community centre in Kirton in Lindsey will make it easier for local people to attend their vaccination appointments.

Dr Satpal Shekhawat, local GP from Kirton Lindsey Surgery, and Medical Director for NHS North Lincolnshire CCG, said:

“Vaccinations of the over 80s, care home staff, care home residents and some frontline NHS staff is well under way. All four of North Lincolnshire’s primary care network sites are now live and administering both the Pfizer and Oxford AstraZeneca vaccines – both of which have been approved by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

“We’re very proud to be able to deliver the vaccine more locally for people in Kirton in Lindsey, and we hope to be able to provide more local vaccines across North Lincolnshire in the near future.

“It is important to stress, no one will be excluded from the vaccination programme. Please be patient. This will take months and will not all happen in a few days. You don’t need to do anything at present. People are being prioritised by the Joint Committee for Vaccination and Immunisation and when it is your turn to be vaccinated you will receive an invitation from your GP.

“While our NHS continues to vaccinate as many people as quickly and as safely as we possibly can, please stay home to protect yourselves and others from this virus.”

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