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Huges queues outside 'vaccination van' which parked up in Ashton town centre

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Don't miss a thing by getting the day's biggest stories sent direct to your inbox Health leaders in Ashton took to four wheels to get Covid vaccinations into arms in some of the town's 'difficult-to-reach' communities as part of the battle in Greater Manchester's soaring infection rate.

A vaccination wagon was parked on the Market Square and as it it opened there were more 80 people queueing for the jab hundreds had been dealt with by the time it closed.

This was as infection rates in Tameside, which includes Ashton, rose by 79pc, to 115.7 per 100 people by yesterday (June 10).

Dr Ram Jha, clinical director of the Ashton Primary Care Network, and a GP at Stamford House Surgery, said: "The idea of parking the van here was to get to people

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