COVID-19: Walthamstow vaccination center floods after shouting on social media to urge people to come and get unused shots UK news

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COVID-19: Walthamstow vaccination center floods after shouting on social media to urge people to come and get unused shots UK news


A vaccination center in London that discovered an excess of vaccine doses has been inundated with people after they screamed on social media for walk-in visits.

Walthamstow Library in North East London has been turned into a vaccination center and after his plea a huge queue has formed outside.

By the end of the day, staff had administered approximately 3,000 strokes.

Walthamstow council and local Labor MP Stella Creasy tweeted there was a surplus COVID-19[feminine[feminine vaccines available and invited anyone over 50, or over 18 if they had a health problem, to come without an appointment to receive their first dose.

Health and social service workers, as well as ‘blue light’ workers (those employed by the emergency services, the NHS, the social care sector and the armed forces) have also been invited to introduce themselves. , but all groups were asked to bring their NHS number and proof. what category they belonged to.

The Walthamstow Library Center uses the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab and the NHS Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning Group has tweeted that those who received their first dose of this vaccine more than eight weeks ago could line up for their second.

Wednesday was the first day that second doses of COVID-19 vaccine in UK outnumbered first doses.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson had the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

A total of 270,526 second doses were recorded on March 30, compared to 224,590 first doses, according to the latest government figures.

Previously, the number of first hits per day had always exceeded second hits.

A total of 4.1 million people in the UK are now fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the equivalent of about one in 13 adults (7.8%).

By the afternoon such a long line had formed outside the center of Walthamstow, the council had to ask people to stop arriving.

A photo tweeted by the NHS Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning Group shows several rows of people standing socially apart, taking up most of the lawn outside.

Several Twitter users reported that the queues last for up to two hours.

The Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning Group tweeted: “I am very proud of the local response to our call for vaccination – over 2000 to date.

“We now have a long queue that we have to manage safely. Unless you have an appointment, please do not get the vaccine.

“We’ll let you know when we have another #StaySafeWalthamForest drop-in event.

“Thank you to everyone who came in and to the amazing Drs, NHS staff and volunteers who made this possible. ”

In a separate tweet, the group added that they would make sure all additional vaccines were used up.

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