The roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccination sites in Slough continue to go from strength to strength in line with national timelines and guidance.
The majority of Slough residents aged 80 and over, including those residing in local care homes as well as those who are housebound, have now received their first dose of the vaccine in line with Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JVCI) guidelines
This work is being carried out by the four local Primary Care Networks across Slough: LOCC, SPINE, SHAPE and Central Slough Network. As well as vaccinating local care homes, the Primary Care Networks have been delivering the vaccine to their registered populations at local vaccination centres.
Dr Nithya Nanda Clinical Director – SPINE Primary Care Network Slough said “Our teams have been out and about vaccinating housebound patients with the vaccine. It has been an immense privilege, as in some cases we were the first person to have walked through their front door in months.”
Dr Raj Bhargava Clinical Director – Central Slough Network Slough said” We want everyone to know we have a well-run system in place with social distancing — so don’t be afraid to come and get vaccinated.”
The vaccination centres have been supported by the wonderful #OneSlough volunteers who have given up their time to ensure the smooth running of supporting patients that have been invited for the vaccine since December.
The centres are staffed by NHS — GP’s, nurses and staff and aided by volunteers who are co-ordinated by Slough Council for Voluntary Services.
Jamie Green One Slough Co-Chair – “A lot of people are coming out of the house for the first time since March and they’re often quite anxious. We make sure they feel reassured and safe.”