NHS chiefs have announced that 82 percent of eligible people living in  Dorset have received their booster jab.  

Every eligible adult in Dorset has now been offered a COVID-19 booster jab to provide maximum protection against Omicron.

450,780 booster jabs have been given to eligible people in the county, according to most recent figures.

Overall, since the start of the COVID-19 vaccination programme in December 2020, more than 1.5 million jabs have been delivered across Dorset.

The milestone has been reached as NHS staff and volunteers continue to deliver life-saving booster jabs in the coming days – after pulling out all the stops in recent weeks to ramp up capacity.

Vaccinators and those supporting them will be working to ensure that the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme, the biggest and most successful in health service history, carries on in the coming days.

And a renewed call is being made to those who have yet to have a first, second, third or booster dose to come forward now.

Dr Andy Rutland, local GP and clinical lead for the COVID-19 vaccination programme, said: “Thank you to everyone who has taken up the offer of the vaccine – and to everyone involved in the programme who has worked tirelessly to reach this point. It has been a remarkable and historic effort.

“We’d like to make a renewed appeal to people to come forward to have their first, second, third and booster doses. There’s still time to get your life-saving jab. Please make it your New Year’s Resolution!”

Where people can get their jab

 As well as booked appointment slots, there are walk in clinics happening in Dorset in the coming days, including:

  • Ashley Heath Pharmacy – 1 January New Year’s Day 9am – 6pm (open 2-3 January as well)
  • Kings Park Bournemouth – 2 January – 8am – 8pm
  • Kings Park Bournemouth – 3 January – 8am – 8pm
  • Vespasian House, Dorchester – 2 January – 8am – 8pm
  • Vespasian House, Dorchester – 3 January – 8am – 8pm
  • Sentinel House, Poole – 2 January – 8am – 2pm
  • Sentinel House, Poole – 3 January – 8am – 2pm

Updates about where people can go to get their jab are published here regularly:

Vaccination sites in Dorset – NHS Dorset CCG