SOUTHAMPTON residents keen to get their Covid vaccine queued up in the sun outside a pop-up clinic in the Shirley area of the city this weekend.

Residents lined up outside the Mercy Revival Centre church to get their jabs in the fight against coronavirus on Saturday.

The vaccine clinic in Cannon Street threw open its doors to residents over the age of 25.

Speaking to a Daily Echo reporter, Saimonika Kalasamudram, a 24-year-old student, said she was a bit scared of getting a jab. However she said that if everyone was vaccinated it would give her ‘a lot of confidence’.

And, that she hoped her immunity to covid-19 would improve.

Lakshay Nayyar, 23, a biochemistry masters graduate from Freemantle, said he was pretty confident about getting vaccinated.

He said: “I think the danger (of Covid) is reduced a lot getting a jab.” and it (Covid) does not have the same mortality rate.”

He added that he was getting vaccinated to protect himself and other people.

Accompanying him, was his father, Naveen, 44, who has already received both doses of the Pfizer injection.

Meanwhile, Shanna Waddon, 23, a graphic designer said: “It’s better to have it. My partner works at the general hospital and has had both jabs. I am getting it to protect me and my family.”

Representatives from Mercy Revival Centre declined to comment, however, Shirley councillor Satvir Kaur, previously praised Southampton’s faith communities for playing their part in getting the city vaccinated.

So far, 224,075 vaccinations have been administered in Southampton. Of these, 132,794 are first doses and 91,281 are second.

A spokesperson from Solent NHS Trust said: “Good progress continues to be made with local delivery of the vaccination programme and we continue to strongly encourage everyone eligible to get their jab as soon as possible.

“This pop-up clinic is one of a number that have been held locally to make it even easier for people to get vaccinated and we are grateful to the Mercy Revival Centre for their support.”