Andrew Percy MP

Andrew Percy MP

Member of Parliament for Brigg & Goole and the Isle of Axholme

New Vaccine Walk-in Site to Open in North Lincs

Andrew has provided the following update on the new walk-in vaccination centre locally.

Andrew explained on Facebook:

I’m delighted to report that a new walk-in vaccine hub will open in North Lincolnshire next week.

The new vaccination centre will open in Scunthorpe on Tuesday 21st December. It will be based at The Foundry in Scunthorpe town centre and will be available for walk-in vaccinations between 9am and 5pm Tuesday to Saturday.  Supervised lateral flow testing will also be available at the centre.

This is something that myself, Council Leader Rob Waltham, and Scunthorpe MP Holly Mumby-Croft have all been pushing for, as we all know the urgency in getting booster jabs in the fight against the omicron variant.  

The UK is ahead of most of the world on booster jabs, and the ambition is to get everyone jabbed, or an appointment for a jab secured, before the end of the month. Residents can book jabs online or attend walk in centres. 

All over 18s will either be contacted directly or can book directly via the NHS website:

There are also other walk-in centres, apart from the new one mentioned above. Please see this link to find ones near you:

On the broader issue of omicron, whilst I supported some of the measures proposed in Parliament yesterday, I was unable to support others. This is because I do not believe they came with additional support for the industries that would be impacted or would in fact make much difference given how they haven’t made much difference in other countries, nor were they aimed at the settings where most transmission occurs. 

I also think that, in the fight against this virus, we need to be absolutely clear on what the data is in regard to omicron, and then ensure that the measures put in place will actually have the desired effect. I rule nothing in or out and have no ideological reasons for or against any particular measures, I just believe we need consistency and clarity on what is exactly required. 

In the longer term, as this virus is not going away any time soon, we have got to find a better way of dealing with it rather than simply putting restrictions on, removing them, then putting them back on again. That cycle damages the public’s physical and mental health in other ways, damages household incomes, and damages the economy. 

There are of course no perfect solutions, and no perfect choices, and that is why so many of these decisions are finely balanced and very difficult. 

I’ll continue to keep an open mind on what may or may not be required as we learn more about this latest variant. 

Finally, please, please get your booster!

PHOTO - Andrew has been volunteering at local vaccination centres since the vaccine programme launched 

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