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Bedford Borough has one of the highest rates of infection in the country

First doses of the Pfizer vaccine are available to all Bedford Borough residents aged 18 and over, with no need to book this Saturday from 1pm to 7pm at the Guru Nanak Temple, 84 Ford End Rd, Queens Park Bedford MK40 4JX.

Bedford Borough Council, working with Bedford On Call ‘BEDOC’, is urging anyone aged 18 and over not currently vaccinated to come along to protect themselves, their families and their community.

To make it easier for people to get vaccinated the trained staff at the Guru Nanak Temple will be offering the vaccination to everyone that turns up, enabling more people to access the vaccine.

Cllr Louise Jackson, health and wellbeing portfolio holder at Bedford Borough Council, said:

“Getting vaccinated is one of the most important things we can do to halt the spread of the virus, protect each other and get us all back to the things we’ve missed over the last year. This is the first time that vaccines have been made available to all Bedford Borough residents aged 18 and over, without a booking.

“You just need to turn up at the Guru Nanak Temple this Saturday between 1pm and 7pm and you’ll be able to get vaccinated. We’re hoping as many people as possible will come along, get the Pfizer vaccine and help us drive down the infection rate locally.”

If you can’t make it on Saturday anyone aged 18 and over can still book to get the vaccine at either the Temple or Kings House on Ampthill Road via the website or by calling 01234 718077.