The MELISSA bus is coming to Ferryhill on Tuesday, 15 June
The MELISSA bus will be in Ferryhill Market Place between 12 noon and 7pm on Tuesday, 15 June.
FIRST vaccinations ONLY are available on the bus for:
- People who live or work in County Durham who are within the eligible age cohort at the time of the clinic
- Carers, health & social care frontline staff
- People over the age of 16 years who are clinically vulnerable, or have a learning disability, who have not yet had their first jab.
Patients should just turn up - no appointment needed. Staff will be giving Pfizer injections which is suitable for all ages.
The MELISSA bus (Mobile Educational Learning, Improving Simulation and Safety Activities), which is being used as a mobile clinic to administer the vaccinations, has been provided by Health Education England, North East.
MELISSA team manager, Stephen Cooper, added: "The MELISSA bus is a fully refurbished double decker which is used to deliver education and training to staff and the public in our more rural or hard to reach communities. We are delighted to be able to join County Durham CCG and Country Durham Care Partnership in their current COVID-19 public awareness and vaccination campaign."
The bus will also be visiting:
- Horden - 9 June - 12 noon to 7 pm
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- Kelloe - 11 June - 12 noon to 7 pm
Kelloe Working Men's Club Car Park, 4 Front Street DH17 8JW
- Seaham - 21 June - 12 noon to 7 pm
ASDA Car Park, Byron Place South Terrace SR7 7HN
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