Since the start of the COVID-19 vaccination programme in December 2020 over 1.5m jabs have been given in Dorset.

  • 167,548 jabs have been delivered so far this month (December 2021)
  • Nearly 800 jabs were given on Boxing Day through local pharmacy sites
  • 429,102 booster jabs have been given to eligible people in the county

If you haven’t had your initial doses or booster dose yet there is still time, and walk-in sessions are happening throughout the county over the coming days.

  • Whitecliff Surgery, Blandford
    • 30 December – 0830 – 1730
  • Vespasian House, Dorchester
    • 29 December – 0800 – 2000
    • 30 December – 0800 – 2000
    • 31 December – 0800 – 2000
  • Sentinel House, Poole
    • 29 December – 0800 – 2000
    • 30 December – 0800 – 2000
    • 31 December – 0800 – 1400
  • King’s Park Hospital, Bournemouth
    • 29 December – 0800 – 2000
    • 30 December – 0800 – 1800
    • 31 December – 0800 – 1400

There are over 30 sites delivering vaccinations in Dorset so anyone who is unable to attend the walk-in sessions is encouraged to book an appointment or attend an alternative walk-in site at the earliest opportunity.

You can either wait for your GP practice to contact you or book via the national booking service (NBS) to get your jab or booster at a larger centre or pharmacy. Alternatively search online for ‘Grab a Jab’ to find other local walk-in sessions.

If you have booked an appointment and are unable to attend please remember to cancel as someone else may be able to use your time slot.

For details of local COVID-19 clinics please visit www.dorsetccg.nhs.uk/vaccinations.

Local GP and Chair of NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group Dr Forbes Watson said “The take up of booster jabs has been phenomenal in Dorset, in particular over the last few weeks where demand has increased and seen everyone involved in the programme working really hard to get as many jabs delivered as possible. Despite this we still want people to come forward and get their booster, in particular those who may be at high risk or live in an area with high numbers of infections or low vaccination rates.

“Reports may suggest that symptoms of the Omicron variant are milder, we don’t want anyone to be complacent and put themselves at risk – so please get your jab or jabs at the earliest opportunity. We’d also like to remind people that there is still time to get your first, or second jab – it’s not too late.

“It has been a tough year for everyone, and we want people to enjoy New Year’s Eve but are asking everyone to be cautious; if you are meeting up with family and friends, take a test before you travel and if you test positive follow the current guidance to help stop the spread.”