A new Covid-19 vaccination centre opens today (28 January) at Audley Court, our treatment hub in Newport, Shropshire.
Last week, we were approached by Newport and Central Primary Care Network (PCN) with a view to their GPs opening a vaccination centre on our premises. Since then, Combat Stress has been busy working with the PCN to get the site ready for thousands of the area’s most vulnerable people to receive the vaccination.
The launch of Newport’s own vaccination centre is a key development in the effort to control Coronavirus in Shropshire.
Our Chief Executive Sue Freeth said: “We are very proud to be playing a role in the national effort to protect the nation from Coronavirus. After all the hard work that has gone on behind the scenes during the last week by Combat Stress’ staff, the NHS and the Newport and Central Primary Care Network, we are delighted to welcome patients to Audley Court from today to receive their Covid-19 vaccination.
“Our own staff who cannot work from home will continue to work from a separate part of the building, delivering specialist mental health treatment and support to former servicemen and women over the phone and online. We hope to welcome veterans back to Audley Court later this year, depending on government restrictions.”
We kindly request that people do not call Audley Court or our Helpline to book a vaccination. People will be contacted by the NHS when it is their turn to receive the vaccine and should not call their GP or hospital to ask for it.
The timing of when people will get the vaccination depends on the priority group they are in, which is set by the national Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (an independent expert advisory committee).