London 14 Feb (BAN/SL) Kingsbury Temple in Brent has become a vaccination centre and is thought to be one of the first in the world to become a vaccination hub. It will vaccinate 1300 people a day from the community and it’s local GP practices. They opened the vaccination hub in loving memory of Acharya Swamishree Maharaj.
With the Kingsbury temple leading the way and encouraging the BAMES community not just to take part and volunteer, but also encourage and educate to take the vaccinations. many faith organisations are believed to follow its lead and become vaccination hubs throughout the UK.
Al-Abbas Islamic Centre in Balsall Heath, Birmingham, the Guru Nanak Gurdwarda in Bradford, and Salisbury Cathedral have all joined and become pillars in supporting their communities and the NHS in the fight against COVID.
The Swaminarayan Kingsbury Temple in London called out for volunteers to join their vaccinating team to help beat COVID for positions for admin and vaccinating.
Ran by the Harness Care PCN vaccination bank they thanked their volunteers.
“Thank you for giving up your time to volunteer supporting us to deliver the most important vaccination programme of our lifetime.”
Brent being one of the highest hit areas in London with COVID, a vaccination hub at the temple has become a important part of the community encouraging support for elderly and people who need vaccinations. They have been reaching out to the community, for people who may have missed the vaccination or need it urgently and are within the catchment age of the vaccinations, people who are clinically vulnerable (shielding) and health and social care workers.
By Sushma Lobo, photo credit Suryakant Jadva