Drive-through clinics for routine vaccines

Drive-through clinics for routine vaccines

Drive-through clinics for routine vaccines

Clinics at drive-through venues have been launched in order to help school nursing services to catch-up on routine vaccines.

Many of these routinely take place at local schools, but will have been missed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Organised by North East Lincolnshire Council, the pop-up clinics are currently offering the HPV vaccine to Year 8 students.

The vaccine helps to protect against cancers caused by HPV, including cervical cancer, some mouth and throat cancers, and some cancers of the anal and genital areas.

It is free to all children.

Councillor Ian Lindley, portfolio holder for children, education and young people at north East Lincolnshire Council, said:

“These vaccinations offer important protection against a number of cancers.

“Normally these would’ve been carried out in school but unfortunately this has been disrupted by the current pandemic.

“The drive-through clinics have been immensely popular in their first week and I’m hoping that more and more parents of year 8 students will book a slot for their child to be vaccinated in the coming weeks.”

Clinics are being held throughout July and August at various locations in Grimsby and the surrounding areas.

These include the Humber Royal Hotel, Scartho Baths Car Park, and Clee Fields Car Park.

Sessions are by appointment only, and can be booked here.

Alternatively you can arrange an appointment over the phone by calling 01472 323660.

Once you have arranged your appointment, simply turn up, park up and receive your vaccine.

Please find further details here, on the North East Lincolnshire Council website.

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