Clinicians And Community Volunteers Make Drive-Through Flu Clinic Work

A Motcombe resident landed his private plane at Henstridge airfield so he could receive his flu jab yesterday.

Bill Hall flew in for his flu vaccination. His mode of transport made the BBC TV news. It’s a quirky story, but behind the fun headline, dozens of Blackmore Vale Partnership practice staff and community volunteers have rolled up their sleeves to make this mass vaccination of 6,000 local people work.

Bill Hall

Bill being filmed by the BBC as he receives his flu jab

Abbey View Medical Centre’s Richard Broad and Sarah Davy reveal some of the challenges they overcame in planning ten days of drive-through vaccinations.

The marquee set up for the drive-through flu vaccinations

You’ll hear from some of the volunteers too, including Dorset councillor Jane Somper and representative of Shaftesbury’s BV Dairy, Joey Wopat. Several dairy staff have given their time to help the exercise run smoothly.

Listen at 00:58 on Thursday’s Alfred Daily.