More than 150 people got Covid vaccinations at a mobile unit in Ledbury earlier this week.

The mobile clinic parked up outside the Market House in Ledbury on Wednesday and staff even enlisted the help of a town crier to let people know they were there.

Taurus Healthcare, the GP Federation for Herefordshire, and Ledbury Town Council both shared videos of the town crier calling on people to get vaccinated.

Standing outside the mobile unit, he rang his bell and shouted: “Oyez, oyez, oyez, this festive season's special offer between 9.30am and 4pm today (December 22), you may walk-in for your first, second or booster covid vaccination at the caravan in the market square.

“Protect yourselves and protect others and enjoy the holidays. God bless you all and God save the queen.”

Ledbury Reporter: Ledbury Market House.

Taurus Healthcare said about 165 came along and got a Covid vaccine on the day.

According to the latest government statistics, 64% of people aged 12 or over in Ledbury have now had a Covid booster or a third dose of the vaccine. 82.9% of people in the town are double jabbed and 89.1% have had at least one dose.

Those figures are all above the averages for Herefordshire as a whole.

Across the county, 61.6% of people have had their third or booster jab. 81.8% have had two doses of the vaccine and 87.2% have had at least two jabs.

Simon Trickett is the chief executive officer for NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCG.

He said: “I would like to thank our local partners for mobilising so quickly to ramp up booster delivery across both counties, and also members of local communities who have come forward so quickly for their booster vaccination.

“However, the threat posed by Omicron to the NHS is still significant, so I would urge everyone to get boosted as soon as they can. For those who haven’t received their first or second dose of the vaccine, it is not too late to do so.”

You can book a vaccination appointment online using the NHS national booking system. There are also a number of vaccination centres offering walk-in services including Malvern’s Three Counties Showground and Elgar House in Hereford.