MORE than 2,000 patients have received their winter flu jabs at a drive-through vaccination clinic at Solihull College & University Centre’s Blossomfield Campus.
Due to the ongoing pandemic, GPS Healthcare were looking for a new approach to deliver a large number of flu vaccinations in their local community.
The College was happy to support and provide use of one of its Blossomfield Campus car parks, while Solihull Round Table provided four car-port gazebos and additional support throughout the weekend.
Primary Care Nurse Lead for NHS England, Karen Storey, travelled down from Leeds to see this innovative work in action.
Susan Cypress, administration assistant for Conference, Events and Employer Services at the College, who helped to organise the event alongside GPS, said: “There was a community feel to the proceedings and wonderful feedback from the patients about the process and organisation. The event worked really well indeed and was a first for all involved.”
Mike Moran, one of the patients who received the flu jab in the safety of his own car, said: “The flu vaccination experience was superbly organised with marshals at all key points directing traffic, no queues and injections delivered expertly and efficiently. I would repeat the process again if necessary.”
Dr Lucy Hillman, from GPS Healthcare said: “We were all so pleased with how the weekend went with countless positive feedback remarks from our patients about how smoothly the service ran.
“This was only made possible by the College and Solihull Roundtable and we are very grateful for their support. We are so proud to be part of such great innovative community teamwork for the benefit of our Solihull residents.”