A cheeky curry and a vaccination are on offer at this curry house in West Yorkshire that is hosting a first-of-its-kind walk-in coronavirus clinic trail by the NHS. The renowned MyLahore, in Bradford, will offer booster inoculations on Thursday and a curry.
Diners popping in for a meal can get their shot while they wait for their food. The new initiative comes as the race to get millions of people vaccinated around the country in a bid to combat the new Omicron variant that is sweeping the nation.
MyLahore boss Ishfaq Farooq said: “We know the NHS is under increasing pressure and it’s a race against time to get as many people vaccinated with the spread of the Omicron variant. We all have a part to play in this and help our NHS get through this, which is why we’ve decided to put on this clinic.
“By holding it on an evening time it will offer greater convenience for our customers and staff.”
Rukeya Miah, deputy associate director of nursing with the Bradford District and Craven Vaccination Programme, said the restaurant location would help health staff engage directly with people who might otherwise be sceptical about being jabbed.
“We’re pleased to be working alongside MyLahore,” she said. “All NHS staff are working incredibly hard to get as many people vaccinated as we possibly can because of the threat the Omicron variant poses to us and our communities.”
There have been 16.3 million vaccinations delivered across Yorkshire and the North East up to the 19th of December.