Almost 450 people have received protection against COVID-19 at two fully subscribed pop-up vaccination centres in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.
They were in community centres attached to the City Central Mosque in Hanley and the Central Jamia Rizvia Mosque in Burton.
Vaccinations were available to anyone who was in an eligible cohort and who booked in advance.
Dr Shammy Noor of NHS Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent CCGs said: “It is great news that both of these sessions were fully subscribed and we have got even more people protected against the virus.
“We really need to emphasise to everyone that the vaccination is completely safe and there are no good reasons for not getting the vaccine if you are offered it.
“Vaccination is the only way to keep ourselves, our families and our communities safe and get us out of this pandemic.”
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Dr Richard Harling, Director of Health and Care at Staffordshire County Council said: “I’m really pleased that people have taken advantage of the pop-up Covid vaccine clinic in Burton. Thank you to everyone who came in for vaccination.
“Following this success we will look at running further clinics to ensure that everyone has a chance to get vaccinated. Covid vaccines are safe and effective, and are the best protection that we have against infection. I would urge anyone who has been offered a Covid vaccine by the NHS to take up the offer.”
Leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council Abi Brown said: “It is fantastic news that the pop-up vaccination centres were a success. Thanks to a collaborative approach and the local community working together, many eligible that are most vulnerable in our communities were vaccinated.
“The vaccine is safe and is our best protection from the virus. I urge anyone with concerns to talk them through with your doctor or a health professional; please don’t delay booking your appointment.”