A new map of England’s coronavirus vaccination centres reveals how close every community is to their nearest jab site.
NHS England has released a list of community and hospital vaccination centres outlining the sites that have already opened their doors to patients.
It has not released postcode or coordinate data however, despite creating its own map pinpointing where each centre is within a 10-mile radius.
But journalists across the JPIMedia group have been able to compile location data for more than 1,000 centres to map them for our readers.
The NHS stresses members of the public should not contact their local centres and instead wait to be called up for their vaccine.
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Some centres have not been included as the information provided by NHS England was too vague, including one community site simply called ‘Maidenhead’. The NHS has been contacted for clarifications.
Hospitals with multiple sites have been pinpointed to their A&E departments or NHS trust headquarters.
There were more than 1,100 venues mapped as of January 18th, including 16 mass vaccination centres.
JPIMedia titles launched a campaign – ‘A shot in the Arm’ – calling for the Government to open the rollout up to community pharmacies.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has promised that every person in England will soon be no further than a 10-mile drive from their closest vaccination centre.
But with chemists that are not capable of delivering at least 1,000 injections per week blocked from volunteering their services, pharmacists are calling on the Government to open the door to them.
Writing in JPI Media titles on Monday, Dr Leyla Hannbeck, chief executive of the Association of Independent Multiple Pharmacies, said: “We want to ensure the Government capitalises on the accessibility, convenience and experience pharmacists provide.
“It makes no sense to ignore this precious national asset offered by local pharmacies. It should be a no-brainer.
“We ask the Government to engage with us. We want to help – let us.”