Thousands descend on London’s Chinatown after ‘vaccine bus’ promises jabs without appointments

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Published on 28 May 2021, 10:49
THOUSANDS of people flooded London's Chinatown after a "vaccine bus" promised a Covid jab without an appointment on Thursday.

Shock footage shows a crowd of people tightly-packed in the central London square hoping to get vaccinated.

Two people wearing face masks appear to be in charge of the operation and can be seen speaking to the group.

More people then make their way around a corner to line up outside a barbershop.

The advert for the vaccine was posted on the Chinese Information and Advice Centre website.

It read: "A Vaccine Bus is available in London Chinatown to offer free vaccine jab to the Community without appointment. Date: 27 May 2021 (Thursday) Time: 12 – 5pm.

"You DO NOT need to have: NHS number any proof of address personal identification Undocumented migrants also welcomed Stay safe! Get vaccinated!"

It is not clear if the Covid vaccine is one of the three government-approved jabs in circulation in the UK at present.

But the jab should only be booked through the NHS website or a GP surgery when people have been invited.

Unlike various Covid tests that are available for a cost at pharmacies and other health companies across the UK, there is no private vaccine.

Patients have also been warned not to fall for scam artists who claim to have doses of the vaccine available.

It was previously reported fraudsters are taking advantage of the rollout by sending text messages to scam financial information.

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