‘Don’t waste our time’: Knaresborough vaccine centre hits out after 450 no-shows


Last updated Apr 3, 2021
Homecare Pharmacy Services
Homecare Pharmacy Services
Knaresborough’s vaccine centre has criticised ‘time-wasters’ after nearly 450 people failed to turn up for appointments in three days.
Homecare Pharmacy Services, which operates the site in the car park of the former Lidl, first spoke out last week after 210 people failed to turn up or cancel appointments in two days.
It said on Facebook last night that another 219 did the same thing in one day alone yesterday. It added:
“There are 47,000 people across North Yorkshire over the age of 50 who have yet to be vaccinated, many who are still trying to get appointments.
“We also have health and social care employees who are still needing to be vaccinated, yet we have had nearly 450 no shows at just three clinics in the last week.
“Please, please do the right thing and cancel any appointments for vaccinations if you choose not to be vaccinated or have been vaccinated elsewhere.
“Go online or ring 119. Not only does it slow the vaccination programme down and prevent us from vaccinating other people but there are people giving up their time to deliver this service in the community. Don’t waste their time.”

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The site, which opened five weeks ago, vaccinated its 10,000th person yesterday. The Facebook post added:
“We have a team of over 100 people supporting our vaccination centre, giving up many hours and working long shifts to support the community and help us all try get back to normality.
“Our achievement is amazing and the team effort and comradery is truly amazing.”


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