Islington’s mass vaccination centre opened this week, along with 15 others, and is now one of 134 in England
“It’s been a big job putting this together,” says Laura Churchward with a sigh. She is referring to the weeks of intense planning, hard work and attention to detail that went into the opening – just minutes earlier – of the Business Design Centre in Islington as the NHS’s latest Covid mass vaccination centre.
The London exhibition centre usually hosts trade fairs. But on Wednesday the only visitors were 44 NHS staff, St John Ambulance personnel and volunteers, and about 200 grateful recipients of the jab, some of whom had waited in the rain outside to get into the venue.