MORE WALK-IN CLINICS ANNOUNCED FOR BOTH FIRST AND SECOND COVID VACCINATIONS

Anyone aged over 18 can now walk-in for their first or second COVID-19 vaccination at The Riverside Vaccination Centre in Newport.

Clinics are being held every day of the week between now and the end of the month, at varying times. A full list of walk-in sessions can be found on the Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight Clinical Commissioning Group vaccination page at https://www.hampshiresouthamptonandisleofwightccg.nhs.uk/your-health/latest-information-on-covid-19/covid-19-vaccination-programme/walk-in-clinics-near-you.

Vaccines are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and there may be a short wait for people to receive their vaccine. People should bring their NHS number if they have it.

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As well as first vaccinations, second vaccinations for Pfizer and AstraZeneca are available at the walk-ins if it has been at least 8 weeks since the first dose.

Getting the second dose is vital to getting long-lasting and maximum protection offered by the vaccines, with recent research also showing they are highly effective against the Delta/Indian strain of the virus.

David Noyes, Chief Operating Officer at Solent NHS Trust, said:

“We are delighted to be reopening more regular walk-in appointments at The Riverside Centre, making it easier for people on the Island to be able to get their life-saving vaccination whilst they go about their daily lives.

“We also continue to offer pre-booked appointments. These are available by visiting https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ or by calling 119, free of charge.”

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Alongside the Riverside Centre, GP-led sites on the Island are also offering walk-in appointments – check the CCG website for details.

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