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Filmmaker's video shows people what to expect from their Covid-19 vaccine appointment at The Mix in Stowmarket




A young filmmaker has produced a short video to show people what to expect from their Covid-19 vaccination appointment at a Suffolk centre.

Maddie Jack, 22, has filmed and edited the four and a half minute video to offer a helpful guide to those attending The Mix, in Stowmarket, which being used as a Suffolk GP Federation vaccination site.

It includes information and advice such as what people should bring with them to their appointment, what to wear and where to park.

The Mix, in Ipswich Street, which is a charity supporting young people and their families, commissioned Maddie to produce the video.

Dave Pepper, chief executive of The Mix, said: "We thought a video would be an effective way to address some of the questions and speculation on local social media groups about coming to The Mix for vaccination.

"It has been a privilege for us to be the base for a Covid-19 vaccination centre and we’re immensely proud to host it.

Maddie Jack
Maddie Jack

"The team from the Suffolk GP Federation have been a joy to work with and we’ve been impressed by the enthusiasm and commitment of the wonderful volunteers from across our community.

"It’s also been an opportunity for many people to take a look behind the doors of The Mix and to have a glimpse into the work we do with the young people of Mid Suffolk."

Sarah Moody, who is managing the vaccination centre and appears at the start of the video, said although the video was made specifically for The Mix, much of the information and advice it contains applied to the other four vaccination centres run by the Federation.

They are Debenham Community Centre; The EpiCentre, in Haverhill; Trinity Park in Ipswich and Woodbridge Community Hall.

The Mix in Stowmarket
The Mix in Stowmarket

She said: "We know and understand that some people are anxious about leaving the relative safety of their own home during a national lockdown for a vaccination appointment.

"The video is an extremely helpful guide to what they can expect when they come to The Mix and gives good practical advice in a very clear way.

"Suffolk GP Federation has taken strenuous measures to make sure that all five of our vaccination centres are Covid-secure and anyone watching the video will be reassured."

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