DOOR TO DOOR VACCINATION – NHS APOLOGIES AFTER CAUSING CONCERN IN SHANKLIN

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The NHS has apologised for causing concern amongst residents in Shanklin after health workers went door-to-door offering a genuine COVID-19 vaccine.

Locals took to Facebook last week to raise awareness of what was assumed to be a scam targeting vulnerable and elderly individuals. However, it soon became clear that the cold calling was in fact legitimate.

Police were alerted to the situation and officers made enquiries to quickly ascertain if the pandemic was being used by tricksters. Thankfully, on this occasion, it was determined that there was no cause for concern.

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The Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has now apologised for the situation.

It’s been confirmed that vaccinations had been taking place at Sea Gables residential home in Shanklin but 1 vaccine was left over. Not wanting to waste the sought-after dose, it was decided to offer it to nearby residents.

A spokesperson has said:

“We can confirm that a vaccine team operating in the Shanklin area had been vaccinating residents in Sea Gables residential home.

“They had one dose leftover and invited nearby people to have the vaccination, as if it was not used it would be discarded. Although the offer was given in good faith, we apologise for the confusion this has caused.”

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Amanda-Ghosts
Amanda-Ghosts
13 days ago

I am amazed it wasn’t place upon Ebay.

At least some of the working class are still honest.

Sad sign of the times that many nasty people, often not local in any sense of the term, has now made this once trustful nation and Isle fearful of any ‘good turn.’

Mummy would have had it, should she had known it were available.

YJC
YJC
13 days ago

Should not need to apologise – it was a precious vaccine that could be used.
According to an article in a national paper – hundreds if not thousands of the last doses have been discarded.
Such a waste.

Boris Johnson
Boris Johnson
12 days ago

So I’m not allowed to see my family or friends right now but they can go knocking door to door. What a double standard society we’re accepting right now!! Disgusted by this behaviour!

Chris
Chris
Reply to  Boris Johnson
12 days ago

They had one dose left over which they tried to use up – good use of resources if you ask me.

Anyway Boris get back on your bike in Stratford

Real Islander
Real Islander
12 days ago

Acting like drug pushers…

CharlesW
CharlesW
12 days ago

What not create a telephone ‘standby list’ to use when ‘spare vaccine’ is available. There are still vulnerable people on the island within minutes of getting to Shanklin; supermarket key workers would be first on my list.

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