The Jubilee Road Mosque in High Wycombe hosted a ‘pop-up’ COVID-19 vaccination clinic last weekend.

The pop-up centre was operated by GPs on Sunday,14 March, with support from organisations including Wycombe Mosque, Wycombe Islamic Society (WISE), Karima, MEC and Jamia Rehmania.

Buckinghamshire Council have confirmed that more pop-up vaccination sites are being planned across Buckinghamshire.

Dr Sajid Zaib, Clinical Lead for the Stoke Mandeville Stadium Vaccination Centre and GP at Oakfield Surgery in Aylesbury, said: “The vaccination clinic at Jubilee Mosque was a tremendous success, following our earlier pop-up clinic in Aylesbury.

"We are very grateful for all the support we have had from the mosque and community leaders in High Wycombe who have helped us to get the vaccine out to people who need it.

“It is really important that, as healthcare professionals, we continue to do everything possible to remove barriers to people accessing the vaccine. Going out to community settings like mosques means we can engage with people in a very positive way.

"It helps get the message out about how important it is that everyone takes up the offer of a vaccination, and means we reach people who may not otherwise have had one.”

Cllr Arif Hussain, Chairman of the High Wycombe Community Board, added: “This health initiative was a great example of collaboration between mosques and other communities in Wycombe, and we would like to thank all the healthcare professionals and community figures who so worked hard to make this happen.

"The COVID pandemic affects all of us and it is vital that we continue to work together to make sure the vaccine reaches those who need it.

"I would urge anyone invited to have a vaccine to please take up the offer, to protect themselves, their loved ones and the wider community.”

Dr Raj Bajwa, Chair of NHS Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “We would like to thank everyone involved for making the Jubilee Road Mosque pop-up clinic such a great success.

"We look forward to continuing to work with local communities across Buckinghamshire as the vaccination rollout progresses.”