York Vaccination Centre at Askham Bar could become a permanent fixture.
Talks are underway about utilising the site once its current role is over.
The site runs two vaccination programmes, one local and one national. And it has already delivered the first dose of the jab to around 60% of the York adult population, well over 100,000 people.
Set up quickly as part of the national Covid response, it has now emerged Askham Bar could remain after its vaccination role is largely over.
Dr Mike Holmes, chair of Nimbuscare, the primary care group overseeing the vaccination programme in York, told YorkMix Radio: “We’ve got big plans for it.
“We’re talking to people around the city to try and continue with it. It’s been such a positive place where people have come in and felt like they they’re taking part in something that gets us through the whole coronavirus episode.
“So we’re looking at what services we can put on there long term – or other sites we can develop in a similar way around the city – working in partnership with other health and social care partners.
“So, hopefully, there will be a bit of a legacy to this. That’s a positive for the city of York as we move into the future.”
Second dose update
He also answered a listener’s question as to whether she might have to travel for her second dose, due in two weeks, as there weren’t appointments in York.
“The short answer is, don’t travel, wait, there will be appointments in York.
“I’ve talked before about supply for first doses and second doses. And it is improving,” Dr Holmes said.
“We did say they would start to improve this week, we’ve released thousands of appointments for first doses this week. And there’s more coming.
“So what we’re saying is not to worry until you’re within five days of the end of week 12.”
He said he’d heard of people considering travelling to Manchester or Liverpool for their jab.
“You don’t need to do that, we will have availability. Askham Bar, or Haxby, or all the other sites around York and North Yorkshire will have appointments and availability.”