More Covid-19 vaccines expected in Uckfield today

Covid-19 jab

Nearly 6,500 people have now been vaccinated in a campaign involving The Meads, Bird in Eye, Buxted, Herstmonceux, and Mid Downs doctors surgeries.

A further batch of Pfizer vaccine is arriving today and by the end of Saturday a further 1,000 people will have been vaccinated.

The Meads Medical Centre said, on Facebook, that was something they felt really proud about.

Fragile

The Pfizer vaccine is very fragile and so all those immunisations will take place at the Meads, although each surgery will send its own teams.

Patients will need to wait at the surgery for 15 minutes after their vaccination.

The medical centre said: “For those having their immunisations in the next few days please be sure to wear short sleeves, with plenty of warm layers on top, as there is a possibility you will need to wait in our outside gazebo post your vaccination.

Nippy

“Whilst we do install heating and lighting, in current temperatures it can still be a bit nippy.

“As always, a huge shout out goes to our volunteers who brave all weathers to assist us. They are amazing. Without our volunteers our clinics could not take place.”

Gazebos at the medical centre were damaged in the storms last week but everything will be back in place ready for today.

Some Oxford vaccine is also expected today and this will be distributed to one of the other surgeries so they can deliver the vaccine from their own premises, probably on Sunday.

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