Two hour queues for jabs as more than 300 people got vaccine at Spalding walk-in clinic
Queues of about two hours were reported as more than 300 people took the chance to get their Covid-19 vaccine at Springfields last Wednesday.
The pop-up clinic in Spalding gave people the chance to turn up and get their first or second dose of the jab with no prior appointment.
The session ran a week after 16 and 17-year-olds were first able to attend walk-in clinics for a vaccine - and an NHS spokesman said that a large proportion of the people at last week’s session were of younger ages.
The spokesman said: “The team had a busy time at Springfields, which we were really pleased about.
“I understand more than 300 people attended for a vaccination, and they were all very good natured whilst they waited.”
No further dates have been confirmed for future walk-in clinics - but people can attend the Princess Royal Sports Arena in Wyberton Fen.
Its clinic runs 8.30am to 7pm, seven days a week - with a free shuttle bus running from Boots in Boston until Friday.
In total, 81.5% of adults in South Holland have had one dose of the vaccine and 75.1% have had both jabs.
At the time of press, the Covid rate was 271.2 per 100,000 people - below the national average of 353.5.
That equates to 243 people having tested positive for the virus in the seven days to August 29.