Latest NHS map of vaccination sites does not include South Holland
A map released by NHS England shows the areas of Lincolnshire which are currently within 10 miles of a coronavirus vaccination centre — and there are some big gaps in our area.
Towns and villages including Market Rasen, Wragby, Woodhall Spa, Tattershall, Sleaford and Spalding all appear out of the 10-mile range of some of the centres.
Earlier today, South Holland District Council Leader Gary Porter tweeted that letters had been sent out to eligible patients to receive their vaccinations at Springfields Exhibition Centre, which is reported to be a vaccination site.
There are currently 16 centres set up across Greater Lincolnshire – including hospitals, GPs and community buildings – but another five are expected to arrive within the next week or so.
One of those is said to be Springfields, which would mean Spalding up to Rippingale would be covered.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday revealed more than 2.4 million doses of vaccine nationally have been handed out, and figures are set to be updated daily from now on.
He previously said he wanted every resident to have a vaccination hub within 10 miles by January 15.
The government hopes to give 13 million of the UK’s most vulnerable the jab by mid-February.
Mr Johnson said he estimated roughly 40% of all 80-year-olds had been done already, and 23% of care home residents.
Seven new mass vaccination sites in England also opened on Monday, however none are in Lincolnshire.
The news comes amid calls for tighter restrictions including greater enforcement of social distancing and mask-wearing.
Mr Johnson has said the rules were under “constant review”.
Here is the list of vaccination sites confirmed so far:
United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust
Lincoln County Hospital
Pilgrim Hospital, Boston
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
Diana Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby
Scunthorpe General Hospital.
Franklin Hall, Spilsby
Portland Medical Practice, Lincoln
Rustons Sports and Social Club, Lincoln
The Sidings Medical Practice, Boston
Cliff Villages Medical Practice, Waddington
St Mary’s Medical Centre, Stamford
The Table Tennis Club, Grantham Meres
North East Lincolnshire
Beacon Medical Practice, Cleethorpes
Open Door, Grimsby
Pilgrim Primary Care Centre, Immingham
Scartho Medical Centre, Grimsby
Cedar Medical Practice, Scunthorpe
Riverside Surgery, Brigg
South Axholme Practice, Epworth
The Central Surgery, Barton