New dates and locations have been announced for Northumberland’s Roving Vaccination Unit.

After a ‘successful’ pilot scheme, NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group and the Cramlington Seaton Valley Primary Care Network have teamed up with Northumberland Fire and Rescue to set up pop up clinics at other fire stations throughout the county.

Over the next few weeks, the specially modified Ford Transit will be on the road in West Northumberland delivering Covid-19 vaccines to those who have made appointments.

The Roving Vaccination Unit will be at Ponteland Fire Station on Monday, May 17, Prudhoe Fire Station on Monday, May 24, Haltwhistle Fire Station on Thursday, May 27, and Bellingham Fire Station on Monday, June 7. At each location, it will be there from 10am – 5pm.

People aged 40 – 50 are being invited to book their vaccines and can do so by calling 01670337737 between 8.15am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 8.15am – 12pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Richard Hay, head of planning and operations for the CCG, said: “It’s fantastic to see our Roving Vaccination Unit in action. A lot of work has gone on behind the scenes to make this work.

“I would encourage everybody who is currently eligible to receive their vaccine to come forward and book an appointment in order that we continue our fight to beat Covid-19 and get back to doing all of the things we know and love.”

“We know how unique our geography is in this part of the region and have been working to set up a service which meets the needs of our residents and offers the opportunity of a vaccination as convenient and close to home as possible.”