Former York Park and Ride set to be used as a mass flu vaccination site

18 Sep 2020 @ 5.01 pm
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Signs have been put up at the former Askham Bar Park & Ride site announcing that it will close on 24 September and will then be used by the NHS as a ‘mass flu vaccination site.

The car park has had a deep clean.

A worker on site said that he had spent four days doing a thorough litter pick and cutting back vegetation which had taken over many of the parking bays.

Askham Bar today

YorkMix has been told that local Cllr Stephen Fenton has asked for clarification on how the site will operate, as it currently serves as a cut-through for residents going to and from the Tesco store.

On his website, Lib Dem Cllr Fenton said: “It is understood that the site is being mobilised to create additional vaccination capacity on the back of the announcement that, in addition to the normal flu vaccination programme, 50 to 64-year-olds who do not have a health condition putting them at risk of the flu will also be eligible for a free flu vaccine.”

One of the signs

We have also asked for more information and will update when we get it.

Since its transformation from a Park & Ride site into a £4 per day City of York Council Pay & Display car park, the site has often been the venue for some late evening ‘boy racer’ meet-ups.