People line up for drop-in Covid vaccination bus in Luton in new scheme to address low injection rate

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Jump in, punch in: People are queuing for the drop-in Covid vaccination bus in Luton in a new scheme to address low number of vaccinations

  • A temporary facility was set up in the Sainsbury’s parking lot in Bury Park, Luton
  • The number of cases of coronavirus increases in area with an increase of 4 percent in the number of positive test persons
  • It comes after the UK registered a further 694,959 vaccinations on Friday

People are lining up for a drop-in Covid vaccination bus as part of a new plan to address low vaccination use.

The temporary facility was set up earlier in the day in Sainsbury’s parking lot in Bury Park, Luton – with locations also at the Luton Central Mosque and Luton Town Hall.

The move is in an effort to address the increase in coronavirus cases in the area after positive test subjects rose four percent from the previous week.

People are lining up for drop-in Covid vaccination bus as part of new plan to tackle low vaccine use

People are lining up for drop-in Covid vaccination bus as part of new plan to tackle low vaccine use

The temporary facility was set up earlier in the day in Sainsbury's parking lot in Bury Park, Luton - with locations also at Luton Central Mosque and Luton Town Hall

The temporary facility was set up earlier in the day in Sainsbury's parking lot in Bury Park, Luton - with locations also at Luton Central Mosque and Luton Town Hall

The temporary facility was set up earlier in the day in Sainsbury’s parking lot in Bury Park, Luton – with locations also at Luton Central Mosque and Luton Town Hall

The Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said BBC: “Recent data shows that Luton is lagging behind in other areas when it comes to the number of eligible residents booking for their Covid-19 vaccination.”

The CCG is working with Luton Borough Council in an effort to reach the over 50s and anyone who is clinically vulnerable.

Meanwhile, it was revealed earlier this week that Luton was also among the ten lowest areas in the country for the uptake of Covid-19 vaccines by healthcare providers.

According to figures from NHS England, only 56.9 percent of nursing home workers in the area had their first dose of the vaccine by March 14 – the most recent daily data is available – lower than the 76 percent average.

It comes after the UK registered a further 694,959 vaccinations on Friday - 411,305 first doses and 283,654 second doses - bringing the total number of people who received their first dose to 29,727,435.

It comes after the UK registered a further 694,959 vaccinations on Friday - 411,305 first doses and 283,654 second doses - bringing the total number of people who received their first dose to 29,727,435.

It comes after the UK registered a further 694,959 vaccinations on Friday – 411,305 first doses and 283,654 second doses – bringing the total number of people who received their first dose to 29,727,435.

The move is in an effort to address the rise in coronavirus cases in the area after positive test subjects were up four percent from the previous week

The move is in an effort to address the rise in coronavirus cases in the area after positive test subjects were up four percent from the previous week

The move is in an effort to address the rise in coronavirus cases in the area after positive test subjects were up four percent from the previous week

The CCG partners with Luton Borough Council in an effort to reach over 50s and anyone clinically vulnerable

The CCG partners with Luton Borough Council in an effort to reach over 50s and anyone clinically vulnerable

The CCG partners with Luton Borough Council in an effort to reach over 50s and anyone clinically vulnerable

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has since said the government may make Covid vaccines mandatory for nursing home staff – admitting mandatory vaccination was “ something we’re looking at. ”

He also claimed that ‘many’ care homes support the proposal.

It comes after the UK registered a further 694,959 vaccinations on Friday – 411,305 first doses and 283,654 second doses – bringing the total number of people who received their first dose to 29,727,435.

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