Cornwall’s health chiefs to get Covid vaccine update tomorrow, as Royal Cornwall hospital is forced to lose 55 beds

Posted By on 6th January 2021

By Anne North Cornwall’s health chiefs are due to get an update on the national roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine tomorrow (Thursday.) The chief pharmacist is expected to take part…

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  1. We would like to know where vaccination hubs will be in St Ives and South East Cornwall areas. It is not fair to these areas to expect their residents to travel for almost an hour (by car) or around 2 hours (by public transport) to just reach their vaccination.

    Where I live the nearest vaccination hub is over 45 minutes away by car.

    What will those people over 80 do if they don’t drive nor does anyone in their bubble? I’m sure local taxis will take people but that does have a cost. Public transport can be a cold thing in the winter and from here to Bodmin it takes over 2 hours, with 2 or 3 different buses and trains!

    It’s slightly less time to get to Derriford, but it’s not clear if as Cornwall residents we can get a jab in Plymouth nor if we have the ability to choose to go to the place that is easiest for us to get to.

    Meanwhile we are all waiting to see if eventually our local GP surgery will have the vaccine and can roll it out to us, which is a much easier journey by one bus, or a less expensive taxi ride.

    Unfortunately there is no information to stop us worrying or wondering if we are missing out and the GP surgery has no information either. It is not surprising, although unhelpful, that people are ringing their GP or Derriford to ask about when they can get their jab.

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