CORONAVIRUS: Vaccination hub to offer walk-in events aimed at Eastern European communities

People of Eastern European origin in the Boston area are being targeted during two ‘walk-in’ days at the town’s mass vaccination centre.

Lynda Stockwell, Clinical and Operational Lead, PRSA
Lynda Stockwell, Clinical and Operational Lead, PRSA

The ‘European Days’ will be taking place this Sunday and the following Sunday at the PRSA vaccination hub.

The events are part of moves to ensure vaccinations reach all communities across the district.

“So far we have vaccinated well over 50,000 people over the age of 50, and are now beginning to give second doses of the vaccination, as well as booking in people aged 45 and over,” said Lynda Stockwell, Clinical and Operational Lead, PRSA.

“As part of this we are really keen to make sure that as many people as possible from the eastern European communities in Lincolnshire have their vaccinations.”

This Sunday’s event will be between 10 – 2pm and the following Sunday (25 April) between 10 – 4pm.

The European Days will offer people the opportunity to attend as a ‘walk-in’ for a covid vaccination (AstraZeneca) without the need to pre-book an appointment. Those attending are asked to bring their NHS number with them, which can be found online at www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/find-nhs-number/

“We will have translators on hand to help communicate with people who do not speak English, and we are also planning to set up a children’s area in the main hall adjacent to where the vaccinations are given, so that parents can see their children whilst they are having their vaccination without the children having to be in a clinical area,” adds Lynda.

Anybody who is Eastern European and aged 45 or over, or is a carer (paid or informal), or clinically extremely vulnerable, or works in health or social care is welcome to attend.