Vaccination Centre hosts final clinic and hits 28,500 vaccination mark

Meridian Hall, East Grinstead welcomed it final vaccination patients on Friday (4th June) as the building begins its transition back to an event venue. The vaccination team marked the milestone with a small thank you celebration with its staff and volunteers, who have all played a pivotal role in the success of the site.

The Meridian Hall team has administered more the 28.5k vaccination doses since it opened its doors in January. The vaccination site has been managed by local GP Federation Alliance for Better Care in partnership with East Grinstead Town Council.

Katherine Saunders, CEO Alliance for Better Care said:

“We’re so grateful to have been able to use this well-loved local space for our vaccination programme. We have been overwhelmed by the support we’ve received from the local community and the volunteers, particularly East Grinstead Lions, who have come forward and willingly given their time and enthusiasm. However, it is now time for the Hall to re-open to the community.

The venue has a number of existing bookings in June and beyond, which must be honoured by the Council, and we are therefore unable to secure exclusive use of the hall. We would like to thank the Council and all our staff and volunteers who have each contributed to the success of the local vaccination programme. We wish everyone well in getting back up and running again.”

Clair Hall Vaccination Site in Haywards Heath will now host ABC’s vaccination clinics for the area and will continue to welcome both first and second dose patients.

Residents of West Sussex who have no means to get to their vaccination appointment can arrange a free return journey by calling West Sussex Travel Co-ordinators 01444 275008.