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Vaccinations will start at Applemore and AFC Totton over the next couple of days (picture: BioNTech)
Vaccinations will start at Applemore and AFC Totton over the next couple of days (picture: BioNTech)

TWO more locations have been named as coronavirus vaccination centres in the New Forest.

in Salisbury Road, Totton, will both begin administering the jab over the next couple of days.AFC TottonApplemore leisure centre in Hythe, and

Patients will be contacted if they are eligible for the recently approved Pfizer inoculation, and people have been urged by the NHS not to call but wait until they are asked to come in.

Nurses, paramedics, pharmacists and other NHS staff will work alongside GPs to vaccinate those aged 80 and over, as well as care home workers and residents, identified as priority groups for the life-saving set of shots.

The two latest centres to be identified are among 16 to have been revealed today (Thursday) across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

in the A&T, they join the national programme that already includes New Milton Health Centre in Spencer Road and Stour Surgery in Barrack Road, Christchurch, which started treating people this week.reportedAs

Dr Matt Nisbet, GP and clinical lead for business and partnerships at the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Partnership of Clinical Commissioning Groups, said: “All of our sites that started vaccinating patients earlier this week have had a great start with clinics running smoothly.

“We’ve heard lots of positive feedback from patients and staff, which has been lovely to hear as everyone is working incredibly hard on this huge task.

“It is great to be able to offer the vaccine to more local people as we open up new clinics, but I would ask people please to be patient. GP practices will contact you when we can offer you a vaccine.

“Whilst the vaccine roll-out is really good news, it doesn’t mean any of us can drop our guard – we all must still take care to protect ourselves and others.”

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