CORONAVIRUS: List of vaccination hubs for Lincolnshire is published

A lists of the COVID-19 vaccination hubs across the Greater Lincolnshire Region has been published by the NHS.

Rachel Carritt, lead nurse for siren study and covid vaccinator, prepares the first dose in Lincolnshire of the new Oxford vaccine for junior doctor Mi Joo Choi of the Pilgrim Hospital ICU.

The list covers both hospitals and local satellite vaccination centres including doctors’ surgeries, sports centres and village halls.

The Oxford/Astra Zeneca vaccine was administered for the first time in the county at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital earlier this week.

Rachel Carritt, lead nurse for siren study and covid vaccinator, gave the first dose in Lincolnshire to junior doctor Mi Joo Choi of the hospital’s ICU.

The doctor told the BBC: "I'm very honoured. I'm very grateful. I was not expecting it actually.

"I would just like to say thank you to everyone who has worked extremely hard to get this vaccine available for us."

Pilgrim is the United Lincolnshire Health Trust’s hub for the new vaccine; County Hospital in Lincoln has been administering the Pfizer vaccine since it was first made available in early December.

The NHS has now published a full list of community hubs around the county.

They include a GPs practice in Boston as well as locations in Louth and Spilsby.

The list in full:

Hospitals

United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust

Lincoln County Hospital

Pilgrim Hospital, Boston

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

Diana Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby

Scunthorpe General Hospital.

Community hubs

Lincolnshire

Franklin Hall, Spilsby

Portland Medical Practice, Lincoln

Rustons Sports and Social Club, Lincoln

The Sidings Medical Practice, Boston

Cliff Villages Medical Practice, Navenby

Louth Hospital

St Mary’s Medical Centre, Stamford

The Table Tennis Club, Grantham Meres

But local leaders have expressed concerns over a lack of transparency in the vaccine rollout process.

Leader of Lincolnshire County Council, Martin Hill, condemned “national edicts which are apparently preventing local managers from sharing details of their local delivery plans with us.”

Prime Minister Boris Johnson hopes to provide 13 million of the UK’s most vulnerable people with the vaccine by mid-February.

According to vaccine minister Nadhim Zahawi, just 10% of that figure has been managed since rollout began on December 8 nationwide.

It has been estimated that around 10,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine have been delivered in Lincolnshire so far, with over 7,000 Oxford doses arriving in the county this week.