THE Covid-19 vaccination centre at UWE Bristol has shut its doors after 19 months.
Since it opened in July 2021 in the decommissioned Nightingale Hospital space, more than 273,000 jabs have been administered there.
Health chiefs say people needing jabs should now go to vaccination clinics in community settings, GP clinics and pharmacies – details can be found at www.grabajab.net.
Anne Morris, chief nurse and operational lead for the vaccination programme in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (BNSSG) said:
“The closure of BNSSG’s large-scale vaccination centre is a positive milestone and part of the natural evolution of our Covid-19 Vaccination Programme. The community-based vaccination model we have in place makes the most of the strengths within our health system and makes it as easy as possible for people to get their Covid vaccinations.“Despite the success of the Covid Vaccination Programme, we cannot afford to be complacent about this virus. We continue offer first and second dose Covid-19 vaccinations at regular community vaccination clinics across our area for anyone who hasn’t been vaccinated and is now ready – you can find your nearest community vaccination clinic at www.grabajab.net. If you have been putting getting vaccinated, please don’t delay.”
Professor Steve West, Vice-Chancellor at UWE Bristol, said: “We are grateful to have been able to offer our facilities to support the NHS and the local community during such a challenging time.”