NHS staff who have been protecting NHS and Health and Social Care workers against COVID-19 are now getting ready to open their doors to the public.
From Monday (10 January) the St Mary’s Hospital Vaccination Hub will be welcoming people aged 18 and over for their first, second and booster Covid-19 vaccines.
The hub will join the network of local vaccination centres and clinics already in operation across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
Vaccination clinics at St Mary’s — offering the Pfizer vaccine only — will take place from Sunday to Thursday each week.
Kay Marriott, clinical lead for the Vaccination Hub, said:
“We are incredibly proud to have been asked to support the delivery of the Covid-19 vaccination programme across the Island.
“Today (Friday) is our one-year anniversary of opening the hospital vaccination hub to protect NHS staff and essential key workers.
We are delighted to be able to open our doors to the public."
The St Mary's Hub has been offering jabs to NHS health and care staff since it opened in January 2021.
Twelve months on and the hub has given over 25,000 vaccinations to essential key workers as well as running the NHS staff flu vaccination programme.
The NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme, accelerated in response to the potential threat from the new Omicron variant, is offering vaccinations to people aged 12 years old and over.