A free shuttle bus service is being introduced in both Lincoln and Boston, to transport people up to the Lincolnshire Showground and the Princess Royal Sports Arena Mass Vaccination Centres for their covid booster vaccinations.
“We know that having a booster vaccination significantly increases protection against the Omicron variant, preventing around 75% of people getting covid symptoms,” explains Rebecca Neno, Director of Covid and Influenza Vaccination Programmes, NHS Lincolnshire CCG.
“If it’s difficult for anyone aged 18 or over to get to our vaccination centres in Lincoln and Boston, this will help – the shuttle buses will take you to the doorstep and back.
“If you are able to then we would urge you to book an appointment before you come and remember that your booster must be at least 3 months after your second dose.
“Christmas is coming so getting ‘boosted’ is your best way to protect yourselves and your loved ones. If you get covid you could end up self-isolating over the festive period.”
The service is being introduced from Monday 20th December:
- Lincoln – 20th to 31st December (excluding Bank Holidays), from Lincoln bus station, 8am-6pm. From 20th to 21st it will leave on the hour and every half an hour from the 22nd December, with pick up points along the way (Lincoln Hotel, BBC Radio Lincolnshire, Broadway, Thonock Close, Ruckland Avenue) and returning people from the Lincolnshire Showground.
- Boston – 20th to 23rd and 29th to 30th December, leaving Boston bus station on the hour, every hour, from 9.30am, with pick up points at Skirbeck Road and Fenside along the way and returning people from the Princess Royal Sports Arena (last departure at 5pm).
Please note our vaccination centre at the Lincolnshire Showground will close on New Year’s Eve at 1pm. Our vaccination centre at PRSA, Boston, will close at 7.30pm on New Year’s Eve.
People will be asked to wear face masks on the shuttle bus.