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Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service leads the set-up of mass vaccination centres in Bedfordshire

Yesterday a new mass vaccination centre opened its doors in Bedford Heights, Bedford.

This is one of six centres opening over the next month. Over 200 members of the public received their vaccination on the first day.

Station Commander Rob Hulatt has been working with local partners, including the NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commission Groups to ensure the smooth set up and running of the centres. It is hoped that the vaccination centres will welcome around 500 members of the public each day to receive their vaccinations over the next 10 months. Station Commander Hulatt’s role is to assist in the set up each of the centres and pass the day to day running over to additional BFRS members of staff.

The next centre is currently being set up is in Shefford and the other four centres will follow.

Area Commander, Ian McLaren said; “Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service are working with partners to set up another five centres over the coming weeks. We are fully committed as a Service to working with the NHS to ensure that these centres are set up efficiently and effectively, utilising our experience and expertise in managing dynamic situations. “The priority is to be able to vaccinate as many people as we can, as quickly as we can in order to keep the communities of Bedfordshire safe.”