The sessions are open to anyone aged 18-39 who needs their first dose. No appointment is needed. Those who attend will be administered the Pfizer vaccine.
The clinics will take place at St Luke’s Church, Winton (BH3 7LR), a venue that was chosen because vaccine take-up rates are lower in Bournemouth. The clinics bring the service right into the community.
The clinics will run on:
Wednesday, 30 June: 3pm–7pm
Saturday, 3 July: 11am–3pm
Due to the way the vaccine is stored there will be a limited supply available at each session. Vaccinations will be given on a first come, first served basis, and proof of age will be required before people can be vaccinated. If you are not eligible for these sessions staff can help you book your jab at another location using the National Booking System.
Dorset HealthCare’s Covid-19 service manager, Anna Chainey, said: “We’re really pleased to be offering a hyper-local pop-up service that will hopefully be really convenient for people in this age group living in low take-up areas.
“Our staff are very well-practiced in giving vaccines after six months of operating our large vaccination centre so you’ll be in good hands, with volunteers to support and reassure you throughout the process.”
Cases of Covid-19 are on the rise in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area, so it’s all the more important that people get vaccinated to help prevent serious illness and reduce the risk of spreading the virus.
There have now been almost 1 million doses given in Dorset and over 80 per cent of local people have now had their first dose.
Vaccinations can still be booked at other locations through the National Booking System (www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19) or via many GP networks. To find out more go to the Dorset vaccination programme information hub: www.dorsetccg.nhs.uk/vaccinations
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