Covid vaccination clinics held in temple, football ground and pubs to help more people stay well

People living in seldom heard communities and in areas where uptake of the Covid vaccination has been traditionally low have been helped to have easy access to vaccinations through a series of pop-up clinics over the past few weeks.

The clinics, which have been held in a Sikh temple, a football ground and pub in Swindon, have helped to give people a chance to protect themselves against Covid.

First and second doses of the vaccine, as well as booster jabs, were made available from the Shri Guru Nanak Gurdwara Sikh Temple in Swindon during February. Over 40 vaccinations were delivered

Pop up clinics were also held in the Moonrakers pub in the Penhill area of Swindon and Bath City Football Club’s Twerton Park ground in Bath, both areas identified as having a high number of people reluctant to receive Covid vaccinations.

Over 100 people received their jabs at the Moonrakers pub – around a quarter of whom received their first vaccination.

Gill May, Director of Nursing and Quality at Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire CCG said it was important to make access to covid vaccinations as easy as possible for different communities all over BSW.

“It is important to do all we can to help those yet to come forward to access the lifesaving Covid-19 vaccines in as easy a way as possible, and these pop-up clinics allow us to do exactly that.

“In recent weeks, we’ve vaccinated people in sports clubs, housing estates and even pubs, and we’ll continue visiting similar community venues for as long as it is necessary, as every vaccine given makes a difference.”