Redcar MP Jacob Young is calling on the government to bring a mass vaccination site to Teesside, following the rollout success via local hubs such as James Cook University Hospital and Normanby Medical Practice. Currently, the closest mass vaccination centre to Redcar is in Sunderland.
The local representative feels it is necessary however, that Teesside is offered a larger site in anticipation of rolling out second doses of the Covid-19 jab. Jacob has suggested both Redcar Racecourse and the Riverside as potential sites and wants to see plans in place soon.
On social media, Jacob stated: "There are 660,000 people living in the Tees Valley, and so we should have a mass centre here to serve them."