People aged 18 and over invited to ‘take a jab’ this weekend
Video report by Mike Pearse of ITV News Meridian
Anyone aged 18 and over who has not yet received their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine is invited to “take a jab” this weekend (June 26/27).
People will be able to attend walk-in clinics in the South East and the Thames Valley with the aim of getting more people vaccinated.
The venues will include football stadiums, theaters, supermarket parking lots and shopping centers – which will help immunize more of the UK public without the need to book in advance.
In Oxford, people can visit the Leys Health Center on Saturday and the East Oxford Health Center on Sunday.
A walk-in vaccination program has been set up at Reading Civic Offices of the Borough Council since July 17.
The center was originally scheduled to close on Sunday June 27. However, given that the overall consumption of the vaccine in Reading is below the national average, it will now stay open for an additional five days.
meanwhile at Bornemouth, a walk-in clinic will be open from Monday June 28 at St Luke’s Church.
Dorset Healthcare said post-vaccination vaccination rates were lower in Bournemouth.
No appointment is necessary and no proof of identity is required for people to “take a hit”.
About eight in ten adults nationwide received their first dose of the vaccine while more than half received their second.
Dr Kiren Collison, Clinical Chairman of the Oxfordshire CCG, said: “They are a great opportunity for young people to protect themselves and others from the virus.
“We are confident that young people in Oxford will take advantage of the flexibility offered by these walk-in clinics and take a beating to ensure their safety and that of their families.”
People aged 18 and over can also book a Covid-19 vaccination at a mass vaccination center viathe NHS website.