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Two hour queues for jabs as more than 300 people got vaccine at Spalding walk-in clinic

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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.

Starbucks staff serve people administering the vaccine in Springfields. (50716001)
Starbucks staff serve people administering the vaccine in Springfields. (50716001)

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.

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