New Covid-19 vaccination centre opens in Marsh Farm
A new coronavirus vaccination centre opens in the Marsh Farm area of Luton today (Tuesday), the NHS has announced.
Luton residents aged 75 and over are among those being invited to book a vaccination at Redgrave Children and Young People’s Centre, on Redgrave Gardens, from January 26.
This is one of 32 new NHS vaccination centres that open this week in England.
People should only attend for a vaccination at Redgrave Centre if they have received a letter inviting them to book a vaccination and have already booked an appointment.
Anyone attending for a vaccine at Redgrave is asked to arrive just before the time of their appointment, in order to help maintain social distancing at the vaccination centre.
Dr Sarah Whiteman, medical director of Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) CCGs, said: “We have been working hard with our partner organisations in the lead up to opening the centre today.
"We can now welcome local people in the prioritised age groups with confirmed appointments to receive their vaccine, along with health and social care workers from across our area. This represents a big step forward in helping to beat the Covid-19 pandemic.
"My sincere thanks go to everyone, volunteers, partners and NHS staff who have worked around the clock to deliver this programme.”
The vaccination centre at Redgrave Children & Young People Centre is being run by Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) working alongside Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes (BLMK) CCG. The BLMK and HCT team has set the centre up with the support of Luton Borough Council, the Bedfordshire & Luton Local Resilience Forum and local volunteers.