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NHS extends vaccine programme at Bedworth Civic Hall

Published on Tuesday, 8th June 2021

Outside of Bedworth Civic Hall
Bedworth Civic Hall

Bedworth Civic Hall will continue to be used as a Covid-19 vaccination centre until the end of September 2021

Bedworth Civic Hall will continue to operate as the principal Covid-19 vaccination centre for Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough throughout the summer, council chiefs have confirmed.

The programme of entertainment events scheduled for the Civic Hall will continue to be suspended until further notice.

NHS England and vaccination service providers Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust have been working with Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council to ensure vaccinations for the local population, as part of the national vaccination programme.

So far, more than 80,000 Nuneaton and Bedworth residents have received at least one vaccination, with the Civil Hall site providing the highest number of these.

Said Cllr Julian Gutteridge, portfolio holder for Health and Environment at Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council: "Our first priority as a council is the safety and wellbeing of all our residents. We would love to resume Bedworth Civic Hall events now, but we must ensure people get their vaccinations safely and promptly.

"The Civic Hall is by far the biggest venue locally that can handle the vaccination of the thousands of people who need this protection, safely and efficiently.

"The vaccination programme has operated very effectively in Nuneaton and Bedworth, and we are proud to be able to say the Civic Hall has made a big contribution. We will resume our programme of events as soon as we are able."

Rob Spencer, Head of Operations for the COVID vaccination centres at Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT) said: “On behalf of CWPT and the vaccination team we are pleased we will be able to continue to support the programme at the Civic Hall in the coming months.  

“We want to help continue the success of the local vaccination programme and we would encourage residents to take up their second vaccine to ensure maximum protection against the virus and for people who are eligible to come forward and book their first vaccination appointment as soon as they are invited.

“The success of the vaccination programme is one of the key factors that will help take us out of lockdown and with evidence suggesting the variant first discovered in India is 40 per cent more transmissible than the variant in Kent, and daily cases on the rise, residents are urged to come forward to help protect themselves and others from serious illness from Coronavirus.”

Anyone aged 25-29 years across the Midlands can now book their vaccinations at a large vaccination centre or a community pharmacy through the national booking service Text invitations, which do not expire, appear as an alert from ‘NHSvaccine’ and include a web link to the NHS website to reserve an appointment. People who cannot go online can call the service on 119 instead to book their jab.

People aged 39 and under who are eligible and pregnant women will be offered the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine in line with updated Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisation (JCVI) guidance.