Government announces location of seven mass vaccination hubs in England

Mass vaccination hubs at seven sites across England will begin operations next week, Downing Street has confirmed.

Wednesday, 6th January 2021, 4:09 pm

Hubs will be set up in London, Newcastle, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Surrey and Stevenage, Number 10 said.

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The Prime Minister’s official spokesman told a Westminster briefing that the centres will also include Robertson House in Stevenage, the Centre for Life in Newcastle, Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol and Millennium Point in Birmingham.

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An empty drive-through testing station in the car park at Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol, where one of seven mass vaccination centres will open next week

The centres are expected to be staffed with a combination of NHS staff and volunteers, the spokesman added.

The PA news agency understands that other facilities under consideration include Derby Arena; the Black Country Living Museum, Dudley; Malvern’s Three Counties’ Showground, Worcestershire; Villa Park, home of Aston Villa FC; and Leicester Racecourse.

It comes after supermarket chain Morrisons confirmed that car parks at three stores – in Yeovil, Wakefield and Winsford – would host drive-through vaccinations from Monday, with a further 47 offered to the Government.

Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur have also offered the use of their stadium to the NHS as a venue to roll out the coronavirus vaccine.

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