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Almost 800 more people get Covid jabs in 'big weekend' push across Lincolnshire

Almost 800 extra people in Lincolnshire received a Covid jab during a 'big weekend' vaccination push - with walk-in sessions still available for those yet to get their injections.

Health chiefs have revealed that 779 people took advantage of walk-in opportunities at mass vaccination centres and mobile units on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The walk-in opportunities provided the opportunity to have a vaccination without the need to pre-book an appointment.

Administering the coronavirus vaccine (48330222)
Administering the coronavirus vaccine (48330222)

Rebecca Neno, deputy chief nurse for NHS Lincolnshire CCG, said: “We are really pleased with how the walk-ins went over the weekend, mainly because we were able to give 779 vaccinations that otherwise might not have happened, or at the very least might not have happened until a later date."

She added: “When you consider that the 779 people who got vaccinated via a walk-in last weekend are in addition to all of the pre-booked vaccination appointments that also happened over the same weekend, it’s a pretty impressive number.”

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