Yorkshire news Man turned away from Covid jab appointment because he turned up on bike PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - John Cooper was not aware that his appointment was for a drive-thru centre only

Yorkshire news Man turned away from Covid jab appointment because he turned up on bike PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - John Cooper was not aware that his appointment was for a drive-thru centre only

Yorkshire news  Man turned away from Covid jab appointment because he turned up on bike PremierLeague-News.Com
07 April 2021 - 14:00

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A man from Wales was turned away from a Covid-19 vaccination centre because he was on his bike. John Cooper said his letter to get vaccinated did not state that the centre was drive-thru only. The 61-year-old travelled on his bicycle from Ammanford to Swansea and caught the train into Carmarthen, riding his bike to the facility before being turned away, Wales Online reports. He said: "Why didn't it say in my letter of invitation that this was a drive-thru facility? Of course, then I would have phoned the number given and rearranged the appointment. They do say in this letter you can phone up if you have particular needs or if the time isn't convenient for you, but no mention at all of the drive-thru." Mr Cooper said he was left baffled when bouncers outside the centre then suggested he would be allowed to get his jab if he called a taxi. "I was a bit cross and one of the bouncers suggested I should go back out of the entry to the showground and call a taxi and then I could drive back through in a taxi," he said. "I was just in bewilderment. What is safe about me booking a taxi and then sitting for half an hour with a taxi driver? There was no bending of the rules letting you cycle through, but there was that daft suggestion of booking a taxi, so I made my way back to Swansea. "Then when I got back home of course I had to call that number on the letter to rearrange my appointment." He said he was also told by bouncers that he wasn't the only person who had turned up at the centre without a car. "The bouncers said to me they'd had to turn away various people for walking in, presumably they were walking in from the local area," he said.

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." Read More Related Articles Saga hopeful of boost from vaccinated over-50s when Covid travel rules ease Read More Related Articles Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccine safety update to be televised at 3pm today Mr Cooper said when he got home, he managed to successfully book his first jab at a walk-thru facility in Llanelli, which he had on Friday, March 26. However, he thinks the hassle and journey could have easily been avoided if the information had been clearly presented on the letter. He said he was fortunate that cycling was a choice for him, but worries this could have been more detrimental for others. "I think it could also be an issue for people who can't afford cars, who go all there way down there not knowing they need one to be vaccinated," he said. A spokesman from Hywel Dda University Health Board said: "We are very sorry to read about Mr Cooper's experience at our Carmarthenshire Showground site. "We have seven mass vaccination sites across Hywel Dda, and for operational efficiency and to provide as many options as possible to access the vaccine, our the showground site is managed as a drive through. All other sites can be accessed on foot. All letters for the Covid-19 vaccine programme in Hywel Dda UHB are generated centrally. "We are looking urgently into ensuring that we do everything we can to make these clearer in terms of local services going forward. We do offer transport for anyone requiring this to access our mass vaccination site, and you can access transport to get to and from a mass vaccination sites through our Covid enquiries line on 0300 303 8322."

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