VACCINE BUS: Making it easy to get vaccinated in Sunderland
There are more opportunities to protect yourself, your family and friends at the Sunderland vaccine bus stops this week.
So far nearly 190,000 city residents have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine.
The bus is in the city centre onThursday 16 September and at Herrington Country Park on Saturday 18 September. It offers first and second doses of the Pfizer vaccine for anyone aged 16 and over.
It's a walk-in service and no appointments are necessary.
You must have at least eight weeks between your first and second dose, so those who were vaccinated with their first Pfizer vaccine eight weeks or more ago can also get their second jab at these vaccine bus stops.
The vaccine bus stops are:
• Thursday 16 September in Park Lane between 10am and 4pm
• Saturday 18 September at Herrington Country Park, VIP Car Park between 10am and 4pm.
• Friday 24 September at the University of Sunderland's City Campus between 10am and 4pm.
Sunderland's Executive Director of Public Health, Gerry Taylor said: "I’d encourage anyone who is yet to have a vaccine to take up opportunities such as this and get on the bus and get vaccinated. After the start of the vaccination programme, we're now beginning to see the statistics and figures that show how getting two jabs offers the best form of protection from serious illness.
"We're not only protecting ourselves when we are vaccinated, we're helping to reduce the risks of transmission and protecting our families and friends."
Visitors are also able to ask any questions they might have about the vaccine.
Dr Fadi Khalil, local GP and Clinical Lead for the Sunderland Covid Vaccination Programme, said: "If anyone over 16 hasn't got around to booking their first vaccine appointment yet, this is the perfect opportunity for them to get protected.
"If you're unsure about the vaccine and have questions, just ask any of our experienced vaccinators and they will be happy to answer any concerns you may have."
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