More than a thousand people were vaccinated at Watford’s second ‘Super Sunday’ Pfizer clinic, with Vicarage Road stadium transformed into a vaccination centre.
The clinic ran from 10am to 6pm on August 22 and was open to anyone aged 16 and over living in Watford – for first and second doses of the vaccine.
The event was organised by Watford Borough Council, the local NHS, Hertfordshire County Council, Watford FC, Three Rivers District Council and a whole host of community organisations.
Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor said: “Thank you to everyone who got the vaccine: it is instrumental in the fight against Covid-19 and is the best way we can protect ourselves, our friends and family.
“It was also really good to see so many people there from groups who have been under-vaccinated so far. Well done to everyone who turned out, got their jab and were ‘vaccinated at the Vic.’”
Dr Asif Faizy, local GP and NHS Herts Valleys CCG board member said: “If you couldn’t attend Sunday’s event – please remember that it’s never too late to join the thousands of people in west Hertfordshire who have made the decision to protect themselves and their families.”
For anyone who missed out on the Super Sunday clinic, there are also lots of community vaccination clinics and vaccination centres available to get vaccinated at a time and a place that suits you. For more information, please visit covid.healthierfuture.org.uk
The event formed part of the work being done by the council, NHS and partners to encourage people to come forward for one of the COVID-19 vaccines, increase vaccination uptake within all communities in the town and ensure that no one is left behind.
Mayor Peter Taylor added: “The COVID vaccine programme is the largest vaccination campaign in NHS history and teams across Watford have been working tirelessly to ensure the town’s response to the vaccination programme has been a success.
“The Super Sunday clinic was the biggest pop-up clinic we have done so far, so I want to thank all the GPs and teams across the town for the tremendous effort today administering the vaccine and ensuring the vaccine rollout is a success in the area.”