Boosters bookable on the national system for Oxford Health mass vaccination sites

Boosters bookable on the national system for Oxford Health mass vaccination sites

Appointments for Covid-19 booster jabs are bookable for all three Oxford Health mass vaccination centres from Monday 20 September following the national announcement on the Government’s autumn vaccination programme.

The National Booking System will allow anyone who received their second Covid-19 vaccination dose more than six months ago, and is in one of the priority groups detailed below, to book an appointment.

People do not need to contact the NHS to arrange their booster vaccine, the NHS will be in touch when they become eligible for the jab. It is possible to book appointments at a range of locations including GP surgeries, local vaccination centres and community pharmacies.

The mass vaccination centres at Aylesbury Guttmann Centre, Oxford Kassam Stadium and Reading Broad Street Mall will not be offering boosters on a walk-in basis. You must book via the national booking system.

Walk in opportunities will still be available this month for anyone aged over 16 to receive their first or second dose, but these opportunities are subject to change. Please check the national grab a jab website for the latest information on any walk in vaccination centres.

Tehmeena Ajmal, Oxford Health’s Director for Covid Operations, said: “I am delighted to be able to offer the opportunity for people to receive a booster jab at any one of our centres through the national booking system.

“Getting your vaccination and booster is the best way to protect yourself and others from Covid and I would urge everyone to take the opportunity when it is available to them.”

The national guidance states:

For the 2021 Covid-19 booster vaccine programme individuals who received vaccination in Phase 1 of the Covid-19 vaccination programme (priority groups 1 to 9) will be offered a third-dose Covid-19 booster vaccine.

This includes

  • those living in residential care homes for older adults
  • all adults aged 50 years or over
  • frontline health and social care workers
  • all those aged 16 to 49 years with underlying health conditions that put them at higher risk of severe COVID-19 (as set out in the green book), and adult carers
  • adult household contacts of immunosuppressed individuals

Published: 17 September 2021