Chair volunteers at vaccination centre
As the country increases the rollout of the Covid booster vaccination, Karen Frankland, Chair of Nottingham Forest Community Trust took some time out to volunteer at a vaccination centre at Eastwood Primary Care Centre.
Over the weekend, staff, and volunteers from across the surrounding towns and villages worked together to book in and vaccinate over 1,800 patients – that’s about eight every four minutes. Across Nottinghamshire there are 51 sites providing boosters and 1st and 2nd Covid-19 vaccinations, as part of a national drive to boost and protect the population against the Omicron variant by New Year’s Eve.
Nottingham Forest fan Dr Kelvin Lim is a GP at Eastwood Primary Care Centre in South Nottinghamshire and was playing a key part in the vaccination roll out.
Dr Lim said, “We’re so thankful to volunteers from the Nottingham Forest community like Karen, for their support – it’s a real boost for morale. The volunteers and staff have been working extremely hard and we’re proud of each and every one of them because they are making a difference right now. We need to vaccinate as many people as we can because of the omicron variant. This is the best way of making sure that the public remain safe and comfortable in their own homes, and so that they have a good Christmas.”
Dr Lim continued, “For those who haven’t booked yet, I think you should strongly consider having your booster, it’s really important. It’s not just for yourself but to make sure your friends and your families also keep safe. You may experience a sore arm and feel a bit achy, but that is far better than being poorly for up to 10 days with Covid-19 and face the prospect of having more complications such as long-Covid.”
It is now easier than ever to get jabbed and the NHS are encouraging as many people as possible to get booked in.
You can book an appointment by calling 119 or click here.