DOZENS of volunteers have responded to a call from a councillor to help man the mass coronavirus vaccination site at Malvern's Three Counties Showground.

The mass site serving Herefordshire and Worcestershire will open tomorrow (Tuesday) after a delay caused by supply of the Covid-19 jabs.

That has now come to end as vaccine supply ramps up in March, with 112 volunteers needed to help at the site when capacity increases later this month.

Councillor Tom Wells, who represents Powick and surrounding areas on Worcestershire County Council, has been coordinating the volunteer response, and said a "large number of amazing local people" answered his call.


"A huge thank you to everyone who answered my call for volunteers to work at the Three Counties Vaccination centre," Coun Wells said on Saturday (February 27).

"Just four days ago, on Wednesday February 24, I attended a meeting regarding the immediate opening next Tuesday, March 2 of the mass vaccination centre at The Three Counties Showground.

"The hold-up had been access to sufficient vaccine supply. That is now resolved.

"In just three days, I have been able to put together a shift rota involving 56 volunteers to cover the 12 hour day, seven days a week operation.

"That was a challenging logistical operation, but was only possible due to the large number of amazing local people who came forward offering to help.

"In a few weeks time we shall begin using the second pod and this will double the output of vaccinations each day.

"To do so I shall need to double the current number of volunteers from 56 to 112.

"So if you haven't been allocated a shift just yet, your time will come and you will be contacted."

Anyone who is interested in volunteering should email

The site at the Three Counties is being run by SW Healthcare, which also runs the Artrix Theatre and St Peter’s vaccination centres in Worcestershire.

Vaccinations will continue at the mass site at Elgar House in Hereford, and at the five GP hubs in the county.