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Temple and community centre hosts new 'high-volume' Covid-19 vaccination site

It has the capacity to administer up to 3,000 vaccines per week.

A new, high-capacity Covid-19 vaccination site has opened at a temple and community centre in Leicester. The site opened earlier this month at the Jalaram Temple and Community Centre in the Westcotesarea of the city, aiming to serve local people while also spreading the importance of getting jabbed

Millions of vulnerable people are to be offered a COVID-19 booster vaccine as the government confirms it has accepted the final advice from the independent

Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI).

The programme will be rolled out to the same priority groups as previously. This means care home residents, health and social care workers, people aged over 50, those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19, adult carers, and adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals will be prioritised.1

Pramod Thakkar, Chairman of the Jalaram Charitable Trust said, “The Jalaram Community Centre has always been used for various multi-cultural activities for various faiths to come together and has been an integral part of Leicester’s multicultural success. We have a long history of supporting good causes in our community and so hosting the COVID-19 vaccination centre fits perfectly into the ethos and values of the Jalaram Charitable Trust.”
Danesh Gadhia, CEO Morningside group of pharmacies said “Patels Chemist on Narborough Road has been caring for the health of our local community for over 30 years and we are extremely proud to be part of the national NHS effort against the Coronavirus pandemic. We are also very grateful to the Jalaram Community Centre for accommodating our request to administer the COVID-19 vaccination site from their premises.”

Article from Leicester Mercury by By Asha Patel


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