Local people aged 18-39 can grab their jab at a series of pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics being run by Dorset HealthCare in Bournemouth next week.
No appointment is needed for the sessions, which will administer the Pfizer vaccine and are open to anyone aged 18-39 who needs their first dose.
Vaccination programme bosses chose St Luke’s Church , Winton (BH3 7LR) as the venue because vaccine take-up rates are lower in Bournemouth and this was an opportunity to bring the service right into the community for this age group
The clinics will run on:
- Monday, 28 June: 8am – 11.30am
- 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 and jabs will be given on a first come, first served basis. Those attending will need to show proof of their age before they 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.
Anna Chainey, Dorset HealthCare’s COVID-19 service manager, 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.”
Dorset health and care organisations are continuing to investigate other opportunities and locations to vaccinate as many local people as possible.
With cases of COVID-19 on the rise in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area, it’s all the more important that people have their jab to help prevent serious illness and reduce the risk of spreading the virus.
The number of doses given in Dorset is edging towards 1 million and over 80% of local people have now had their first jab.
You can also still book your vaccination at other locations through the National Booking System – including local pharmacies – or access it via many GP networks. To find out more go to the Dorset vaccination programme information hub.