THE Romsey community stands ready once again to pull together to keep the rollout of coronavirus vaccines going, with almost 200 volunteers coming forward to help from the town.

Last month, Crosfield Hall, Broadwater Road, was used to deliver the first doses of the Pfizer Covid-19 jab to vulnerable nearby residents on December 22 and 23.

Now the hall is ready to be used as a vaccination venue once again, with the Oxford University and AstraZeneca vaccine also now approved.

Just over half a million doses of the newly approved vaccine became available this week, with the Government aiming to administer two million per week, to protect the 13 million people most vulnerable to the virus by mid-February.

Crosfield Hall is being used on Thursday and Friday this week for more vaccinations. Plans to use it again next week may not go ahead, if new vaccines do not arrive on time.

The Romsey-based charity, Unity, is preparing to help with the vaccine rollout using their army of volunteers, 196 of which are from Romsey, as of Thursday.

In total 633 people across the borough have so far signed up to aid the cause. In association with the Andover Primary Care Network and the Romsey & North Baddesley Primary Care Network, Unity will help ensure everything runs smoothly, including checking to make sure that people know what to expect when they go in.

Unity CEO, Terry Bishop, said: “Since the start of the Covid-19 vaccinations in December and Unity’s plea for people to volunteer to help us help the NHS, we have registered more than 500 people who have offered their time across the borough for this critical initiative.

“The Unity team is now gearing up to support the Primary Care Networks and their ongoing vaccination programme, which will start again this week.

“Our thanks must go to everyone registering to assist; we are extremely proud to be a part of this programme which will change lives.”

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