Hertfordshire coronavirus: Specialist Covid-19 mobile vaccination unit arrives in Cheshunt

A state-of-the-art mobile vaccination unit has been set up in Cheshunt to help encourage people to get their Covid jab.

The new centre is the region’s first specialist mobile unit and will offer anyone aged 18 or over the chance to walk in and receive a vaccination between 9.30am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

The new centre opened yesterday (January 10) and is located at the Brookfield Centre, Halfhide Lane in the M&S car park and will intially stay here.

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Up to 400 people per day will be able to receive their vaccinations here with no appointment or GP registration necessary.

General image of Cheshunt's new mobile vaccination unit located in the M&S car park
Cheshunt’s new mobile vaccination unit
(Image: HertfordshireCommunity NHS Trust/Broxbourne Borough Council)

Sarah Browne, Director of Nursing and Quality at Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) emphasised that this centre will make it easier for people with access issues to get their vaccinations.

She said: “This new mobile facility is aimed at reaching people in areas where there is lower vaccine uptake.

“Getting to vaccination centres can be a barrier for some people due to mobility issues, lack of access to transport or simply being unfamiliar with the area.”

Councillor Dee Hart, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Health at Broxbourne Borough Council, said: “With Omicron infection rates rising so rapidly it has never been more important than now to get jabbed or boosted.

“We are doing all we can to help people stay safe and access vaccination sites.

“We are grateful for the many volunteers who have come forward to work alongside NHS clinical staff.”

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It is hoped that the centre can help improve the uptake of vaccinations in the Broxborough region.

According to the most recent data , 78.8 per cent of the Broxborough region’s population had received at least one vaccination dose, against a national average of 90.4 per cent.

However, if you have had a positive PCR test, you must wait four weeks until you are eligible to receive any of your vaccination doses.

East Hertfordshire Council has warned that the centre will quickly become popular, and has urged residents to wrap up warm in case of queues when they arrive.

You can find more information about the mobile vaccination centre here.

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