NHS Covid-19 vaccination bus in Ilford today and Saturday

A vaccination bus is rolling into Redbridge today and this weekend to spice up uptake of the Covid-19 vaccine.

The double decker bus, a partnership between Redbridge Council, the NHS and local people teams, has clinicians and volunteers on website able to ship jabs to Redbridge residents.

Anyone eligible for a primary or second vaccination can e book utilizing the quantity beneath to get their jab, whereas residents may also choose up fast testing kits or come alongside for data and recommendation.

People in England who’re aged 42 and over, or those that will flip 42 earlier than July 1, can now organize their vaccine appointment.

The bus is initially offering twilight periods at native mosques to allow residents observing Ramadan to attend and get vaccinated, with out breaking their quick.

Redbridge director of public well being Gladys Xavier mentioned: “Over 120,000 individuals in Redbridge have to date taken a Covid-19 vaccine. We need to make it as straightforward as attainable to get vaccinated, and the brand new bus will help many extra individuals to take action whereas serving to to maintain Redbridge protected.

“We are working with our neighborhood companions to find the bus in the suitable locations, on the proper occasions, in order that as many individuals as attainable can have quick access to vaccine jabs and testing kits. As nicely as visiting native mosques throughout Ramadan, the bus may also proceed to tour throughout totally different places in the borough.”

The bus will probably be on the following places from 6.30pm to eight.30pm:

  • Thursday, April 29 – Belgrave Rd, Ilford, IG1 3LG
  • Saturday, May 1 – Newbury Park, Ilford IG2 7PY

“The vaccination bus is a superb concept as we as GPs may also use this as a path to get our sufferers vaccinated,” mentioned Dr Najib Seedat, a GP on the Ilford medical centre.

“I encourage individuals to e book the vaccination bus, particularly neighborhood teams as this may permit us to vaccinate extra individuals without delay in a location that works greatest for them.”

Residents are inspired to e book their vaccine jab on the vaccine bus on a day and time that fits them by calling the free cellphone line: 0800 038 59 29 between 8.00am-8.00pm.

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