Hundreds of Pfizer vaccination slots are now available in Bedford Bedford News

Hundreds of appointments are available for Covid vaccinations, say health officials – who are urging all unvaccinated adults in eligible groups to book their jabs today.

The NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and the Bedford Borough Council say there are hundreds of appointments available for the first dose of Pfizer vaccination at King’s House and Guru Nanak Gurdwara Temple.

Vaccines are offered to those eligible for the vaccine in accordance with national guidelines. This includes all adults; anyone with a health problem that puts them at a higher risk of Covid; any caregiver, and group appointments are available for adults in a household allowing them to be vaccinated at the same time.

Bedford Borough Mayor Dave Hodgson received his second dose of vaccine at a Bedford vaccination center earlier today.

Bedford Borough Mayor Dave Hodgson said: ‘We are working very hard with the NHS to bring as many vaccinations to the area as possible for all adults. It is essential that you seize this opportunity to increase protection, not only for you, but for your families and friends. “

Dr Sarah Whiteman, Chair of the Clinical Commissioning Group, added: “We have appointments available today because we know how extremely important it is that we bring the vaccine to as many people as possible. residents of Bedford.

“We are particularly keen to vaccinate anyone with a health problem that has not yet manifested itself. They are at greater risk of becoming seriously ill if they catch the virus and we want to make sure that they are given the best possible protection if they are affected. variant cases of concern continue to increase.

Dr Vijay Nayar, one of the general practitioners from Bedford Borough, said: “We are very happy to support the CCG with this vaccination program. The Bedford vaccination program offers us a vital line of defense. If you are eligible, ensure you are vaccinated by using the dedicated Bedford Borough reservation line to make an appointment at Guru Nanak Gurdwara Temple or King’s House.

“Pfizer is safe for everyone and I encourage everyone to use this local offering and get vaccinated as soon as possible. The sooner everyone gets their first dose, the sooner they can get their second dose and increase protection throughout the community. “

The dedicated Bedford Borough Council reservation line is available by calling 01234 718077 or you can book online. If you are not sure if you are eligible, call 01234 718077 to speak with us.

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This notice was published: 2021-06-03 16:24:28

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