A statement issued by Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust:
Thanks to the success of the COVID-19 vaccination programme across Coventry and Warwickshire, we have seen over one million people vaccinated so far. Hundreds of staff and volunteers have pulled out the stops across Coventry and Warwickshire to deliver the vaccination programme in cricket clubs and golf courses, churches and mosques, community centres and council halls, GP practices, hospitals, pharmacies and even a vaccination ambulance. This is in addition to the Vaccination Centre set up in Stoneleigh NAEC.
Due to the success, we are able to start looking ahead to the next stage of the vaccination programme, which will be more targeted with staff and volunteers working to deliver the COVID-19 vaccine at pop up and walk-in clinics. These will be targeting any specific areas of lower uptake or where they may still be some hesitancy.
We are taking the vaccination programme into the local communities to encourage everyone to take up the vaccine if they haven’t already, have their second doses and to help address any hesitancies directly. Across Coventry and Warwickshire we will continue to have a huge range of clinics. As well as the walk-ins and pop ups, you can make an appointment to go to GP practices, pharmacies and vaccination centres, including Bedworth Civic Hall and the new vaccination centre at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. These need to be booked via the National Booking System online or by calling 119.
We will continue to deliver the COVID-19 vaccination programme from the Stoneleigh Vaccination Centre, until the end of August and if anyone has an appointment confirmed at the centre, they should attend. We are working closely with our partners to ensure a smooth transition for the next phase of the local vaccination programme. We would like to thank staff at Stoneleigh NAEC for their support since the vaccine programme launched, they have been integral to supporting the programme.