A Covid-19 ‘grab a jab’ walk in centre in Witney which ran from Monday 26th July to Thursday 29th July welcomed record numbers of over 18’s through the door for their Covid-19 vaccination.
A total of 1,079 residents received their jabs at the centre, set up in the Council’s Town Centre Shop with staff from Oxford Health, over a period of just four days.
The centre was set up as Covid-19 infection case numbers increased in the middle of July, to combat any further rise in infections. The centre offered jabs to anyone over the age of eighteen requiring a first or second dose of the Pfizer vaccination.
Tehmeena Ajmal, Oxford Health’s COVID operations director, said: “The response from local people was fantastic and it was really encouraging to see them arriving and joining the queue.
“There’s a range of ways in which people can get their jabs and I’m really pleased that we were able to give people the option to just walk in and get theirs sorted. I also want to thank West Oxfordshire District Council who were incredibly positive and, by working together, we were able to get the centre set up in a matter of days.”
Robert said: "These figures emphasise what an extraordinary achievement this walk-in vaccine clinic was and how it really helped to protect local residents and make West Oxfordshire a safer place. Thank you to WODC, Oxford Health NHS staff and everyone who came forward to get their jab."