Published: 13:04, 24 March 2021
| Updated: 12:10, 01 April 2021
All of Kent's mass vaccination centres have temporarily closed.
The five centres across the county will remain shut number of weeks due to the upcoming national reduction in vaccine supply, but second doses are set to go ahead as planned.
Dr Julian Spinks says it's a temporary measure
Any second doses booked for this period – which will primarily affect health and social care workers – are set to go ahead as planned.
However, the centres will be temporarily closing applications for first jabs for that period.
In a letter to vaccination staff seen by KentOnline, it was revealed that the county has delivered "well over" 150,000 vaccinations across those five centres.
The letter reads: "Due to a national reduction in vaccine supply we will need to close all of our large vaccination centres from Thursday, 1 April for a period of around two to three weeks.
"At the moment this affects rosters until 11 April, but could continue beyond this date.
"During this time we will focus on our roving model which will provide clinics for people who are hard to reach; including the homeless and others who have trouble reaching our centres.
"We will also be providing some staff clinics for second doses."
The Kent and Medway CCG have been approached for comment.