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Doctors and nurses bear pouring rain to hand out drive-through flu vaccinations




Doctors and nurses at Parish Fields Practice found themselves outside in the pouring rain this week as they handed out drive-through flu vaccinations to residents over-65.

Around half-a-dozen workers at the health centre came out to Diss Town Football Club’s Brewers Green Lane stadium on Wednesday and Thursday, vaccinating around 600 people over both days.

Patients, who had to pre-book appointments, had to remain in their car as they received the jab, to ensure Covid-19 safety regulations were met.

Dr Ian Hume with gives 101-year-old patient Ruby Coward her flu jab. Picture: Mecha Morton
Dr Ian Hume with gives 101-year-old patient Ruby Coward her flu jab. Picture: Mecha Morton

Dr Ian Hume, a GP at the health centre in Mount Street for 25 years, said: “The team is working really well, and we are doing it really safely and effectively.

“Patients are being really co-operative, and are really appreciative of not having to get out their car.

“We have had some challenges with the weather, but we are coping with that.”



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