Hereford coronavirus walk-in vaccination sites closed


TWO Hereford coronavirus vaccination sites have now stopped working, but vaccines are still available in the town.

Taurus Healthcare recently announced the closure of two covid vaccination sites based in Hereford.

Saxon Hall, in Putson, south of Hereford, and the pop-up shop next to the Body Shop in Maylord Orchards, have ceased to operate as hospitality venues.

As of December 2020, Saxon Hall has been used exclusively by Wargrave, Belmont and Cantilupe practices, as well as Taurus Healthcare, to administer covid vaccines to patients.

More than 50,000 vaccinations have been given to people of all ages, with a particular focus more recently on 12-15 year olds.

Naturally, the room administrators now want to reclaim the room for use by their local community.


“We are so grateful to the venue administrators for allowing us to use it and recognize the sacrifice it has meant for community groups who would otherwise have wanted to use the venue,” a Taurus spokesperson said.

The Maylord Orchards site has been in use since December 2021 as part of Taurus Healthcare’s strategy to meet government goals of offering vaccination boosters to all adults.

Since the first walk-in clinic was held on December 19, an average of approximately 100 vaccinations per day have been administered to eligible age groups.

It has been a valuable downtown resource, which has now been leased to a commercial tenant, and Taurus is actively seeking alternative premises in the downtown area.


Dr Mike Hearne, General Practitioner and Managing Director of Taurus Healthcare, says: “These two facilities have been really essential for the implementation of the vaccination program, providing practical opportunities in the city center for people to be protected against the virus. coronavirus.

“Although they are now closed, we continue to offer vaccinations throughout Herefordshire via the mobile unit (kindly loaned by St Michael’s Hospice). We are working closely with medical practices and Herefordshire Council to determine the best location for this, and full details of future locations can be found on our webpage .

“We are delighted with the response of the citizens of Herefordshire to getting their vaccine. According to the latest data, 88% of all eligible age groups (12+) in Herefordshire and Worcestershire are now fully immunized. This is a great answer, although there’s still some work to be done, and I want to thank everyone who helped make this possible.


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