copyright of the 'image Reuters image caption The nightclub chandelier is still in place as are most of its accessories
An old discotheque converted into a Covid-19 vaccination center in less than a month will close at the end of July after having administered more than 75,000 doses.
Batchwood Hall in St Albans has administered 44,445 first doses and 31,820 second doses since December 15.
The focus groupHerts Valleys clinical department said it had been a "nostalgic experience " for many.
"There cannot be many people who have received their Covid vaccine under a huge luster "he said.
At its peak, the St Albans Vaccination Service team, made up of NHS staff and volunteers, was able to vaccinate more 2,000 patients per day with AstraZeneca vaccine and over 1,600 patients daily with Pfizer vaccine.
copyrightr image HVCCG image caption The center planted thousands of arms a day at its peak but is no longer required
Batchwood Hall Vaccination Center
- Batchwood Hall was designed and built by Sir Edmund Beckett, later Lord Grimthorpe (1816-1905), and was purchased by St Albans Council in 1935.
- It became a nightclub, Club Batchwood, in the 1980s, and tenants left for Covid restrictions.
- The vaccination team also distributed the vaccine to people in nursing homes.
- They created drive-thru clinics for patients clinically extremely vulnerable and managed clinics for troubled patients with disabilities.
- There were outreach vaccination programs within the traveler community, homeless shelters, women's shelters as well as whate the London Colney Islamic Center and sporting events.
- The team vaccinated 43 people over 100 - the oldest was 105 and six people aged 103 attended in person.
Many of those who arrived for their jabs had fond memories of the building, with a grandmother 81 years old back to the place of her wedding reception .
The clinical commissioning group said: "A couple came on their anniversary at Batchwood Hall, others remembered the afternoon teas and more recently dancing and bangs of a different kind.
After closing, anyone aged 18 or over can book through the national reservation system or go to one of the Walk-in vaccination clinics throughout Hertfordshire .
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