From today, for a trial period of 7 days, eligible people will be able to walk-in for their COVID-19 vaccination at the Riverside vaccination centre in Newport.

Walk-in appointments will be offered 7 days a week, between the hours of 12:30 and 15:30 only.

The walk-in service is being offered to people in line with recommendations from the JCVI:

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  • people age 64 and over
  • people who have received a letter from the government saying they are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • Adults in receipt of Carer’s Allowance

To use the walk-in vaccine service, people will need to arrive at The Riverside Centre and bring proof of eligibility (e.g. shielding letter from the government, photo identification including date of birth, or Department of Work and Pensions letter for eligible carers, specifying in receipt of Carer’s Allowance). There may be a short wait for people to receive their vaccine.

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

“We know that the vaccination programme is our way out of this pandemic. Opening the walk-in appointments at the four large-scale vaccination centres for this group of people will help us to vaccinate even more people with the highest need quicker. We are delighted to be able to offer this service for a trial period.

“Eligible people can now choose to either walk-in, or pre-book appointments by visiting www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination, where they can choose a time slot and location that suits them, or they can call 119 free of charge, anytime between 7am and 11pm, seven days a week.”

People who are carers known to their local authority, or a local care organisation, but not in receipt of carers allowance, can be assured that they will also receive a vaccination. Local authorities will be contacting these individuals to arrange a vaccine appointment.

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