Kent to host vaccine centre
Kent to host vaccine centre

Kent Cricket have announced that The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury will host a vaccination hub to support the nationwide rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination programme.

The hub opens on Monday 18th January and will be administered by East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust.

Vaccinations will be delivered to staff and volunteers working within the local Health and Social Care sector, who will be invited by the NHS to attend appointments in line with the priorities established by Government.

Kent Cricket CEO, Simon Storey said: “At a time of national crisis, we are proud to be able to support the roll-out of the vaccination process at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, Canterbury.

“Our team has been working hard for several weeks now and we have had tremendous support from our partners: NHS Trusts, Kent County Council, Canterbury City Council and Sodexo.

“There is a huge amount of work ahead for everyone involved in the vaccination programme – and at the same time, we need to continue our preparations for the cricket season.

“Whilst this will be challenging, we have a number of large spaces available that allow vaccinations to be safely administered and we have robust COVID-19 protocols in place.

“Kent Cricket has a part to play in many aspects of life in the County and it is good that we can use our facilities to help the huge public health effort to protect as many in our community as we can, as quickly as possible.”