Queues seen in east London as surplus vaccine walk-ins become available

People queue exterior Walthamstow Library amid experiences of surplus vaccine

A library in east London noticed lengthy queues as it was introduced that individuals might stroll in for surplus Covid-19 vaccine inventory.

Walthamstow Library vaccinated 3,000 individuals on Wednesday after the call-out for native individuals for spare vaccines, who had been prioritised primarily based on threat.

Stella Creasy, Labour MP for Walthamstow, tweeted on Wednesday morning in regards to the further provide, saying: “Walthamstow there’s further provide of Covid-19 vaccine right now on the library.

“If you might be 50+; 18+ with a well being situation; a carer; a well being and social care or blue gentle employee you’ll be able to stroll in earlier than 6.30pm for 1st vaccine. Bring NHS quantity and proof of the class you might be in!”

Several Twitter customers reported that queues had been as much as two hours lengthy, with some claiming that anybody over the age of 18 might queue for a spare Covid-19 vaccine.

Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) clarified that solely these in threat classes might obtain surplus vaccines.

The group stated on Twitter: “Please don’t go to Walthamstow Library for a vaccine this afternoon until you’ve gotten an appointment to be vaccinated.

“We are unable to vaccinate people who find themselves not in the required teams. We will let when there are any additional walk-in occasions.”

What. A. Day.

We vaccinated 3000 individuals right now at Walthamstow Library!?

Thank you to everybody who walked-in & the wonderful Drs, NHS employees + volunteers who made it doable?

It’s again to appointments from tomorrow however we’ll let in regards to the subsequent walk-in?#StaySafeWF pic.twitter.com/gUpkark6u9

— Waltham Forest Council (@wfcouncil) March 31, 2021

Waltham Forest Council tweeted that 3,000 individuals had been vaccinated on the centre on Wednesday.

“We vaccinated 3,000 individuals right now at Walthamstow Library,” the council tweeted.

“Thank you to everybody who walked-in and the wonderful Drs, NHS employees and volunteers who made it doable.”

On Wednesday, it was introduced {that a} complete of 4.1 million individuals in the UK are actually absolutely vaccinated in opposition to Covid-19, the equal of round one in 13 (7.8%) of adults.

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