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Friday, December 1, 2023

Pop-up Covid-19 vaccine clinic in MyLahore flagship restaurant open on Thursday

A unique approach will see the first Covid vaccination clinic set up in a restaurant this week as customers and staff from MyLahore’s flagship restaurant get the opportunity to get vaccinated on Thursday 23 December from 5-9pm.

Customers and staff at MyLahore, aged 18 and over, visiting the flagship restaurant at 52 Great Horton Road, Bradford, BD7 1AL will be able to have their Covid-19 vaccine.

Customers will be able to have their first, second, or booster dose and will have the opportunity to put forward any questions they may have about the vaccine to clinical experts.

Ishfaq Farooq, Director at the MyLahore Group.

The walk-in clinic follows up from previous events at the restaurant, including a live Q&A session over the summer.

Ishfaq Farooq, Director for MyLahore, said: “The NHS held a questions and answers session about the Covid-19 vaccine back in summer at the restaurant, and our customers engaged with the clinical experts on the day.

“The feedback we had from our customers was that they found the session helpful, it addressed their concerns and the misinformation they were hearing or reading about the vaccine. We then decided to work with the NHS to put on a vaccine clinic here at the restaurant on Thursday 23 December from 5-9pm.

“We are giving our customers another opportunity to come and talk to the clinical experts so that they can get trusted information. We know the NHS is under increasing pressure and its race against time to get as many people vaccinated with the spread of the Omicron variant.

“We all have a part to play in this and help our NHS get through this, which is why we’ve decided to put on this clinic. By holding it on an evening time it will offer greater convenience for our customers and staff.”

Staff at MyLahore were offered vaccines at the restaurant earlier this year. Now many will be eligible for their boosters.

Rukeya Miah, Deputy Associate Director of Nursing / Senior Midwife at Bradford District & Craven Vaccination Programme, added: “We’re pleased to be working alongside MyLahore again and I would like to thank Ishfaq on behalf of the NHS for all the support he has given to the vaccination programme, and offering us a space to vaccinate at his restaurant.

“All NHS staff are working incredibly hard to get as many people vaccinated as we possibly can because of the threat the Omicron variant poses to us and our communities.

“Adults aged 18 and over who have had their first and second dose are being urged to have their booster dose. Without the added protection from this third dose, NHS beds could quickly fill up.

“I’m also urging women who are pregnant to come forward and have their Covid-19 vaccine, I’ve seen the devastating impact that Covid-19 can have on pregnant women who have not been vaccinated, this not only puts your life at risk but also your baby’s.

“Come and talk to us, we can have that open and honest conversation with you about the vaccine and put your concerns to rest.

“The NHS can’t do this without you, we need you to come forward and have your vaccine and vaccinating at different locations shows how determined we are to vaccinate as many people as we can. I’d encourage customers at MyLahore on Thursday 23 December to get vaccinated and you get an appetiser once vaccinated as a bonus.”

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