Scarborough GP practice celebrates rollout of coronavirus vaccine

A Scarborough GP surgery is celebrating the start of its coronavirus vaccine rollout.

By George Buksmann
Tuesday, 26th January 2021, 3:59 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th January 2021, 4:06 pm

Brook Square Surgery on Trafalgar Street West held a vaccination clinic over the weekend where patients over 70 were given their first immunisation against the disease.

The majority of mobile over-80s patients at the surgery have already been vaccinated, with those over-80s patients who are housebound beginning to receive their vaccination this week.

Stacey Lewins, Assistant Practice Manager, said: "The feedback from patients has been absolutely excellent, they’ve said it's been run smoothly and efficiently, there’s been no queues and patients have been in and out in five minutes. It went really, really well on Saturday."

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Jeannette, a specialist nurse, giving a patient his COVID vaccine.

More than 350 vaccinations were given over the weekend, and by the end of January the Surgery will have vaccinated all of the care homes that are reliant on the practice.

Ms Lewins continued: "I’d like to give a big thank you to staff that are giving up their weekends to be able to ensure we are vaccinating the community as quickly as possible, and also thank you to the volunteers who are giving up their time as well."

Patients are asked not to contact the practice, and that they will be contacted when it is their turn to be invited for a vaccination.

A special thank you was given to Ashley Young who gave up their 60th birthday to help at the practice.
Lucy, a healthcare assistant, and Jeannette, a specialist nurse, are prepared to give the Covid vaccine.