Pioneering Lincolnshire large vaccination centre among the first to open

Lincolnshire is amongst the first in the country to open a large vaccination centre, The Princess Royal Sports Arena, Boston is initially the first and only one of its kind across the entire Midlands area, meaning that many Lincolnshire people can be offered their appointment sooner.

The large vaccination sites, including the one at the Princess Royal Sports Arena, will initially be vaccinating people in the key priority groups, starting with local residents over 80 who live within 45 minutes of the site. These people will be contacted and offered the centre as a choice for their vaccination appointment. The NHS will contact people and local people are asked not to contact the NHS.

Maz Fosh, Chief Executive of the centre’s lead provider, Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust, said:

“We are thrilled that Lincolnshire is again increasing vaccination access in the county through what will currently be the largest centre in the Midlands outside Birmingham. Our team across the county’s NHS, local resilience forum, volunteers and many more continue to work hard together to ensure we are protecting the county’s priority groups with the coronavirus vaccine.”