Vast majority of Wiganers say 'yes' to having Covid vaccine in the early hours if offered

Would you have a Covid vaccine in the early hours of the morning if it was offered to you?

Monday, 18th January 2021, 11:08 am
Updated Monday, 18th January 2021, 11:12 am

That was the question we asked on our Facebook page and more than 7,000 people responded, with the vast majority saying yes.

The government's vaccination program is gathering pace with thousands more receiving the jab every day and London is set to begin trialling 24-hour vaccination centres before the end of this month.

Professor Stephen Powis, the NHS national medical director for England, told Sky News the 24/7 pilot would be starting "within the next week or two".

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Would you have a Covid vaccination in the early hours of the morning?

The current 8am to 8pm vaccination times have been working for the over-80s, and some areas of the UK have managed to give out first jabs to the majority of this age group.

But as the vaccine is administered to younger age groups, the 24/7 centres will help ensure more people can get their jabs - especially when it comes to working age people.

David Nurney said on our Faceook page: "Yes why wouldn’t you - many people don’t have a problem getting an early morning flight to go on holiday, so why not something that may just save your life?"

Susan Berry commented: "Yes if it was at a proper centre. The sooner everyone has this vaccine the better for everyone. My mum has been lucky enough to have had hers, I just cannot understand people who won’t bend over backwards when that’s what our health service is doing for us - it’s the very least we can do to turn up when asked."

Lynn Hargreaves said: "Absolutely ... if the health professionals are prepared to work all hours it’s the least we can do to get some normality back. The quicker we get the vaccine the better!"

Anne Linford said: "Yes I would. Any time at all. We ask a great deal of our health workers, getting up early for a vaccine isn’t much to ask of us.

"Obviously I sympathise with elderly people or those with transport difficulties but for a lot of people it would be a good idea."

So would you have it at any time? Post your comment on our Facebook page by clicking here.

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