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Coronavirus: Herefordshire

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 107664, tabled on 19 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to provide additional covid-19 vaccination sites in Herefordshire.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

11 March 2022

When deciding on additional vaccination sites, all local health systems review the needs of their populations, ensure a sufficiently trained workforce and work with NHS England and NHS Improvement to review and assure the safety of the sites. In Herefordshire, given the large geography and sparse population density, the local strategy is to operate mobile outreach teams and pop-up sites with four fixed sites at Elgar House, Day Lewis Pharmacy, Bromyard Pharmacy and the Three Counties Showground.

All Primary Care Networks are offering vaccines in their areas and NHS England and NHS Improvement are finalising pharmacies to offer vaccination services. Herefordshire and Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group is working with partners including Herefordshire Council, Taurus Healthcare and Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue to increase its vaccine outreach offer.

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