NHS Walk-In Vaccination Sites open up in ‘Grab A Jab’ weekend


From today, Friday 25 June, people will be able to walk in and get a Covid-19 vaccination at convenient sites, without needing to book an appointment in advance.

Sites offering walk in vaccinations can be found easily via a new online service at www.nhs.uk/grab-a-jab , enabling people to simply enter their postcode and find walk in sites closest to where they live.

People who attend a walk-in clinic for their first dose will have their vaccination record updated online and will then be able to book in their second dose appointment using the national booking system.

Second jabs are also available at the walk-ins, if it has been at least eight weeks since the first dose for people aged over 40, and 12 weeks for people aged under 40.

Getting the second dose is vital to getting longer 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.

All adults can still book at one of the 1,600 vaccination centre, pharmacy or general practice sites across the country that are available through the national booking service. Vaccination centres are also available in convenient locations such as mosques, museums and football stadiums.

People who cannot go online can call the service on 119 instead to book their jab.

In line with updated JCVI guidance, people aged 39 and under and all pregnant women will be offered the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

A full list of walk-in sites can be found online here so people can find the most convenient venue for them.

NHS Walk-In Vaccination Sites open up in ‘Grab A Jab’ weekend

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