Mobile Vaccination Unit hosts drop-in session in Horley

GP Federation, Alliance for Better Care (ABC), is hosting a ‘drop-in’ vaccination service for patients aged 40 and over at Waitrose on Victoria Road in Horley this week.

Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 9:22 am
Updated Tuesday, 11th May 2021, 9:24 am
Vaccinations are taking place at Waitrose Horley

The vaccination bus will be at the site between 9am-4pm today (Tuesday 11th May) and will be offering first doses to eligible patients from Horley and the surrounding areas.

The Mobile Vaccination Unit which is staffed by ABC’s Community Team was the second unit to be launched by the federation and has been created in partnership with Metrobus.

Lena Abdu, PCN Development Manager at Alliance for Better Care, is leading the Surrey project. She said: “The team at Waitrose in Horley have been extremely accommodating and the site offers a perfect location to welcome local residents for the first dose of their vaccination. Our aim has always been to make sure the vaccine is accessible to everyone in our community and initiatives such as this allow us to get closer to our residents and offer alternatives to our regular vaccination sites.”

The bus provides a self-contained, clean and safe location for vaccinations to take place, and benefits from its inbuilt one-way system.

Alliance for Better Care is a GP Federation covering East Surrey, Crawley, Horsham and Mid Sussex. It has launched seven vaccination sites and its team have administered more than 220,000 vaccinations to date.