A new Vaccination Centre has been launched at the Old Vinyl Factory in Hayes. The site, which already contains a mix of office and retail space, is a short walk from Hayes and Harlington railway station, and will have the capacity to offer thousands more life-saving vaccinations each week.
The launch of the centre comes as the NHS focuses on the latest priority groups who are eligible for the vaccine – people aged 55 and over and people with long term health conditions.
The new vaccination centre is being run by The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust with support by other partners including Hillingdon Council.
Cllr Ian Edwards, Leader of Hillingdon Council, said: “Thanks to the tremendous efforts of our partners at the NHS and our local CCGs, we are about to reach our milestone of more than 100,000 residents vaccinated by the end of this week. This will be a fantastic milestone for Hillingdon and another vaccination site in our borough is great news as the rollout gathers pace.
“By working together, we can beat coronavirus and keep Hillingdon safe. When you are offered the vaccine, please book your appointment as soon as possible to protect yourself, others and our local communities.”
Patricia Wright, Chief Executive of The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “With the vaccination programme continuing at pace, the opening of a vaccine centre at the Old Vinyl Factory in Hayes is a very welcome local addition to the number of sites already available across the capital. This will enable us to protect even more local people from the harmful effects of coronavirus. The vaccine helps reduce the likelihood of becoming seriously ill. After you have had your vaccine, please continue to protect yourself and your loved ones by following the Government’s guidance and remembering ‘Hands, Face, Space’.”