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Vaccine appointments at Headcorn Aerodrome cancelled over supply problems

Vaccine appointments at Headcorn Aerodrome have been cancelled today because stock has not been delivered on time.

The aerodrome was due to start delivering jabs from today to patients at GP surgeries in the Weald.

In the summer Headcorn Aerodrome was used as a coronavirus assessment centre
In the summer Headcorn Aerodrome was used as a coronavirus assessment centre

However, those due to have their jabs today were contacted yesterday to say the clinic would not be running and their appointments will berescheduled. The Kent and Medway Clinical Commissioning Group has apologised for inconvenience caused.

A spokesman for the group said: “Covid vaccination appointments booked at Headcorn Aerodrome today are being rescheduled for later in the week due to logistical problems.

"Patients were contacted on Sunday to let them know today’s clinic would not be running.

"Appointments will be rescheduled for them and they do not need to call their GP practice. We would like to apologise for the inconvenience this has caused.”

GP surgeries issued alerts about the change on their websites.

Vaccines have been cancelled today at Headcorn Aerodrome Picture: PA
Vaccines have been cancelled today at Headcorn Aerodrome Picture: PA

A statement on the Marden Medical Centre page said: "We have been informed on Sunday evening 17th January that our patients booked for the Monday afternoon 18th will need to be rescheduled.

"This is due to a failure of supply and is a regrettable and not infrequent issue for those organisations contracted to give the vaccines. They will be contacting the many hundred elderlypatients from the Weald area directly.

"We are very sorry for the stresses this will create. Please be patient with the team who are mostly volunteers with a problem beyond their control.

"Marden Medical Centre has no access to the booking system so please do not contact us with queries.

North Ridge Medical Practice issued the same alert, saying: "Due to stock not being delivered on time, the clinics scheduled for Monday 18th January 2021 has to be postponed for later in the week. You will get contacted to re-schedule."

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