MOBILE BOOSTER VACCINATIONS AVAILABLE THIS WEEKEND STARTING IN SANDOWN TOMORROW

Thousands of COVID-19 boosters will be available on the Isle of Wight this weekend thanks to mobile vaccinations, starting in Sandown tomorrow morning (Thursday).

As the NHS works at extreme pace to jab even more people as part of the largest vaccination drive in history of the NHS, walk-ins are being offered via a new booster bus. The bus will visit the Island for an initial 4 days.

On the Island alone, more than 5,500 booster doses are provided every week. But plans are being rapidly scaled up as the NHS work to ensure than everyone aged 18 and over is offered a booster dose by the end of January, in line with Government guidance.

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Between Thursday 2nd December and Sunday 5th December those who are eligible for a booster jab from cohorts 1-10 (anyone aged 40 and over) who received their second dose 6 months ago, will be able to walk in and get their booster.

The booster bus will visit the Island at the following locations and timings:

Thursday 2nd December
Sandown Fire Station, 4-5 E Yar Rd, Sandown, PO36 9AY,Isle of Wight. 09:00-16:00

Friday 3rd December
Moa Place Car Park, Freshwater PO40 9AN, Isle of Wight. 09:00-16:00

Saturday 4th December
The Heights Leisure Centre, Broadway, Sandown PO36 9ET. 09:00-16:00

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Sunday 5th December
Central Car Park, Ventnor, PO38 1LU, Isle of Wight. 9am – 4pm

Dr Matt Nisbet, Clinical Lead for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, has said:

“The NHS is working at extreme pace to respond to this new variant. The latest national guidance advises reducing interval between a second dose and a booster dose to three months and as new capacity comes online we will be inviting people in accordance with this, in order of vulnerability. For now, if you are over 40 and it is six months since your second dose you can attend one of our “booster buses” to maximise your protection against the virus.”

Jane Ansell, Senior Responsible Officer for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight COVID-19 Vaccination Programme, adds:

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“Teams across Hampshire and Isle of Wight continue to do all they can to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are delighted to be able to offer eligible people the choice of attending one of our mobile booster buses, offering greater access to the vaccine. This could not be achieved without the incredible support of our partners and volunteers.”

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Dr.jollop
Dr.jollop
1 month ago

So many lazy people, not many of them will turn up because it is to cold.

Mark
Mark
Reply to  Dr.jollop
1 month ago

Or in my case – because I am at work.

Operating the busses from 9 am to 4pm instead of, for example, Midday until 7pm means that the weekend slots will be busier than they need to be and many could face either a very long wait in the cold or just not be able to get in.

Worry Wart
Worry Wart
Reply to  Dr.jollop
1 month ago

How dare you, we are not lazy, I would like to have my jab, but having mobility problems and feeling the cold, oh yes I’m one of those, my body temperature would drop rapidly if I stayed out in the cold too long it would do me more harm than good, so I shall wait for my letter from the doctors instead.

Dr.jollop
Dr.jollop
Reply to  Worry Wart
1 month ago

You are lazy, why not where a warm coat with hat and gloves.

Worry Wart
Worry Wart
Reply to  Dr.jollop
1 month ago

You horrible man or whatever you are, having mobility issues, Arthritis/Fibromyalgia which causes pain every single day and you want me to wait outside for a jab, in the freezing weather, body temperature dropping rapidly it would kill me, or is that what you want!!!!

Dr.jollop
Dr.jollop
Reply to  Worry Wart
1 month ago

Only jessing fella, get well soon.

Caroline
Caroline
Reply to  Dr.jollop
1 month ago

Bit of a sick joke to play on someone isn’t it ?
As it turns out, you were completely wrong, lot’s of people turned up at the bus for their vaccine, me included. There are a lot of people who want the vaccine, which shows that a lot are NOT lazy!

 

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