The vaccination programme was launched through two hospital hubs (Queens Medical Centre & King’s Mill Hospital) with the first of the local vaccination centres being launched this week (Ashfield, Gamston, Carlton).
Newark Showground goes live next week and individuals eligible to receive the vaccine should have been/are being contacted directly by the NHS. People cannot turn up at the site without an appointment and there will be a (low key) police presence to manage any potential conflict. You’ll be aware that the first priorities groups are:
· residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
· all those 80 years of age and over
· frontline health and social care workers
More local vaccination sites are expected to be rolled out over the coming weeks and given our geography and demography, Newark and Sherwood have asked for a greater number and spread of sites across our District using public and community venues that are currently unused.