Mobile vaccination unit hosts drop-in session at Caterham supermarket


GP Federation, Alliance for Better Care (ABC), will be hosting a ‘drop-in’ vaccination service for patients aged 50 and over at Tesco in Caterham this week. The bus will be at the site between 9am-4pm on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th March and is available to all eligible patients from Caterham and the surrounding areas.
The Mobile Vaccination Unit, which is staffed by ABC’s Community Team is the second unit to be launched by the federation and has, once again, been created in partnership with Metrobus.

The first site to host the bus in Surrey was the Merstham Community Hub which is run by the Merstham Community Facilities Trust. The unit’s locations are planned by ABC’s central team, working with the local GP practices and other community hosts.

Lena Abdu, PCN Development Manager at Alliance for Better Care, is leading the Surrey project. She said: “We are extremely proud to have rolled out a second Mobile Vaccination Unit in the region. The first unit, which ABC launched in Crawley, was the brainchild of Leacroft Practice Manager, Matt Cullis and was a huge success in broadening the reach of our vaccination programme.
"Our aim has always been to ensure that every member of our community is afforded access to the vaccine and the bus has become an essential component in doing just that.”

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 130,000 vaccinations to date.




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