The vaccination process in Lincolnshire has got off to a great start. We were amongst the first in the country to start vaccinating on 8th December through our first hospital hub at Lincoln County Hospital, we were amongst the first to start vaccinating through our GP led primary care network model. We are delighted that once again Lincolnshire is amongst the first in the country to be offering the new Astra Zeneca vaccination this week, at our latest hospital hub at Pilgrim Hospital in Boston.
The current vaccination sites in Lincolnshire are
- Lincoln County Hospital
- Pilgrim Hospital, Boston
Primary Care Network vaccination centres:
- Louth Community Hospital
- Table Tennis Club, Grantham
- Waddington Branch Surgery, South Lincoln
- St Marys Medical Practice, Stamford
- Franklin Hall, Spilsby
- Sidings Medical Practice, Boston
- Rustons Sports and Social Club, Lincoln
- Portland Medical Practice, Lincoln
The NHS in Lincolnshire is continuing to roll out the programme to more local sites which will become operational within the next week. Beyond that there will be two large vaccination sites and a roving service for the housebound delivered in the county. The NHS will continue to keep the public updated as these sites and vaccination services become available.
Nurses, paramedics, pharmacists and other NHS staff will work alongside GPs to vaccinate those aged 80 and over, as well as care home workers and residents, identified as priority groups for the life-saving vaccine.
The NHS will contact people in the priority groups when it is their turn to receive the vaccine. Patients do not need to contact their practice.
Travelling to a COVID – 19 Vaccination Centre
Before you make your vaccination appointment, think about how you’ll get there.
Book for a day and time when this is likely to be easiest.
Ask someone in your household or support bubble to take you.
There are no NHS patient transport services available for the vaccination programme. If people are unable to drive themselves to a COVID – 19 vaccination centre, or get a lift from a member of their household or support bubble, they may be able to use public transport.
Bus and taxi operators are following covid-safe guidelines but make sure you wear your mask and sanitise your hands before and after your journey.
If you need accessible transport, many taxi companies have suitable vehicles.
If you need advice on transport options, visit Lincs Bus. or contact the Transport Helpline on 0345 456 4474. The helpline operates from 9am-6pm Mon-Fri and 9.30am-4pm on Saturday.
If you book your vaccination appointment and then find you can’t get there, you can re-arrange your appointment for a different time or venue
If none of these work for you, DON’T WORRY. Other options are being developed and you will be invited to have your vaccine elsewhere at a later date.