Mo the mobile vaccination bus is hitting the road in Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire this month (March) on a mission to ensure that as many people as possible get vaccinated against COVID-19. Over the next few weeks, the mobile vaccination clinic - nicknamed ‘Mo’ by the health teams who use the bus to travel around the region - will be providing a walk-in service offering first, second and booster jabs. Vaccinators will be particularly focusing upon helping people in areas where uptake of the jab has been low or where the mobile clinic can provide easier access to doses for patients who have found it difficult to get to a designated vaccination centre. Dr Paddy Hannigan, Clinical Lead for the vaccination programme in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, said: “COVID-19 has certainly not gone away, and it continues to pose a threat to people in our communities, even though coronavirus precautions have changed and the terrible events in Ukraine mean that the virus isn’t in the news as much as it used to be. “We are still urging people to be alert and aware of the dangers and to make sure that their jabs are fully up to date to keep themselves and their families safe. “Our mobile vaccination bus will help us to reach people who have not yet come forward for a dose or who might have mobility or transport issues which have made it more difficult for them to visit a regular clinic. We will be offering the jab to everyone who is eligible and will be encouraging and informing anyone with concerns about the benefits of getting the vaccine.” Following the successful launch of the service on March 5, Mo and the team will be visiting the Affinity Staffordshire retail park in Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday, March 19, between 10am-2pm, and Tuesday, March 22, between 11am-3pm, offering first, second or booster COVID-19 vaccinations. Mo and the Team will also be parking up at Festival Park in Stoke-on-Trent, opposite the Boots store, on Tuesday, March 29, between 11am-3pm. Further mobile clinics will be taking place in April at locations and dates to be announced. For more information about your eligibility for vaccines, visit https://www.twbstaffsandstoke.org.uk/coronavirus For more information about COVID-19 vaccination clinics, including mobile clinics, and how to get your jab please visit https://www.twbstaffsandstoke.org.uk/coronavirus/getting-your-covid-19-vaccination/how-to-get-your-covid-19-vaccination You don’t need to be registered with a GP or have an NHS number to get your jab, but it will be quicker if you do, so take that information with you if you can. Appointments for first, second or booster doses of the vaccine can also be booked online through the National Booking System by visiting www.nhs.uk, or by calling 119. Don’t miss out. Get vaccinated and get protected.