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Plaque unveiled at Hull City Hall

10 June, 2022

A plaque commissioned to commemorate Hull City Hall’s transformation into a mass vaccination centre to protect local people against Covid-19 has been unveiled at the venue.

108,275 vaccinations were delivered by a huge team of health workers and volunteers at Hull City Hall between February and September 2021. It was an immense joint effort, with health and care provider City Health Care Partnership CIC (CHCP) running the centre supported by Hull City Council, Hull Culture and Leisure and local NHS partners.

At a socially-distanced ceremony to unveil the plaque, CHCP’s Group Chief Executive Andrew Burnell said, “We are here today to celebrate the extraordinary work that went on during the Covid-19 pandemic to vaccinate our citizens against the virus. People from all walks of life came together in a mammoth effort, working every day to get over 100,000 citizens protected against this deadly disease. As well as doctors, nurses, health care assistants and administrators, we had an army of over 800 volunteers who made sure people were supported and reassured. Everyone paid a vital part and this plaque commemorates all of them. I’d just like to say an enormous ‘thank you’ to each and every person who helped to make this vaccination centre such a huge success.”

Josef Csendes and Adam Lesser from Hull Culture and Leisure and Keith, who volunteered at the Vaccination Centre, were also in attendance along with Sarah Herd, Assistant Director at CHCP who oversees the Covid-19 vaccination programme and Paula Middleton, who played a big part in co-ordinating the volunteers when the centre opened.

The vaccination centre has now moved to the Freedom Centre on Preston Road; to book an appointment go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/.