The Covid-19 vaccination center in Gravesend will close next month although the surge continues to bite people.

Health officials say they are on track to vaccinate everyone aged 18 and over in Kent, but if you still need a vaccine, there are plenty of ways to get a vaccine while of appointments reserved and without appointment.

The Covid vaccination center at the Woodville theater in Gravesend

You can now find 13 pharmacies and 10 GP-run vaccination clinics on the National Reservation Service, and four more GP sites are expected to be added soon.

Anyone can use the GP services listed in the national reservation system; you do not need to be registered with the firm.

The #GrabAJab campaign continues with walk-in clinics across the county including Dartford, Swanley, Ashford, Canterbury, Malling, Hythe and Ramsgate.

As of July 1, in just over six months, more than two million doses of Covid-19 had been administered in Kent and Medway, with 1,212,538 first doses and 909,492 second doses.

Paula Wilkins, Chief Nurse of NHS Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group, said: ‘We are extremely grateful to the hundreds of volunteers who have supported this huge deployment and the dozens of community organizations who have shared their ideas to reach some difficult to reach. -reach groups of people, as well as the vaccination teams themselves.

Anne Clarke was the first person vaccinated at Woodville in Gravesend
Anne Clarke was the first person vaccinated at Woodville in Gravesend

“We have received incredible support from local councils and other partners in Kent and Medway – we could not have come this far without you. “

As businesses begin to open up, changes will be made to two large vaccination centers in Kent and Medway, run by the Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust.

At the Angel Center in Tonbridge, the first doses at the site have been completed. Second doses will continue to be offered to people who received their first dose at the site until it is completed in late July / early August. Local pharmacies will vaccinate people in groups 10 to 12 who need a first dose.

At Woodville, Gravesend, vaccinations will continue until the end of August. After that, anyone who received a first dose at Woodville, which opened in February, will be able to get the shot at a doctor-run or pharmacy-led facility.

The large centers of the Folca in Folkestone and the Pentagon in Chatham will be available for as long as needed and will continue to be used as long as there is demand.

Gina Bii vaccinates patient at Gravesend Mass Vaccination Center in The Woodville
Gina Bii vaccinates patient at Gravesend Mass Vaccination Center in The Woodville

Clive Tracey, operational manager of the large Kent and Medway vaccination centers, said: “We have worked hard with our partners to bring the Angel vaccination center back to a recreation center, and then it will be the Woodville in theater, so that the people can resume the activities they enjoy.

“Four groups of local pharmacies will be offering vaccines to give people more flexibility as to where they can get their first vaccine in West Kent, while we are focusing on second doses for the local population. “

You can find a full list of vaccination sites at www.kentandmedwayccg.nhs.uk/covid19vaccine.

Read more: All the latest news from Gravesend



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.