New home for Buckinghamshire’s large vaccination site
Second dose appointments at Bucks New University being switched to bowls centre at Stoke Mandeville Stadium in Aylesbury
Large-scale COVID vaccinations in Buckinghamshire are moving to a new site from Monday, April 26.
Operations in Aylesbury are switching from the Bucks New University (BNU) campus, where 22,000 first dose vaccinations have taken place, to the indoor bowls centre at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium in Guttmann Road.
Members of the public who were scheduled to receive their second doses at the BNU site are being notified to attend the bowls centre instead on their original date and time.
Nicola Leavesley, the Deputy Covid Operations Director for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, which runs two other large scales vaccination centres, said: “If you have not yet been contacted by phone or email, please do not to worry.
“Our team is automatically switching your appointment to the new venue and notifying people where we have contact details, so please come to the bowls centre on your original date and time. We are expecting you and there is no need to rebook or call 119.”
The bowls centre site which has dedicated free parking, is already home to a GP-led vaccination site which is carrying out second doses on Fridays and Saturday. This is separate to the Oxford Health run operations which run are being supported by teams from Buckinghamshire Council.
Nicola added: “We are really grateful to the team at Stoke Mandeville Stadium for their support, and for the patience of the public who use these facilities while the vaccination rollout continues.”
Where is the new vaccination centre?
Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Guttmann Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP21 9PP.
Marshals will direct you to the parking area which is separate to other bays for the use of people using the sports facilities.
First dose appointments
First dose appointments for those over the age of 45, frontline health workers and other eligible groups – including the clinically vulnerable and carers – will be available at the bowls centre site over the next two weeks.
Please check the NHS website here to check if you can have the vaccine.
If eligible you can follow the links to the national booking system to make your appointment at either the vaccine centre – identified as the Guttmann centre – or a pharmacy. You can also make a booking by calling 119. If you have your NHS number (a 10 digit unique number used on any NHS communications with you including prescriptions) this will help speed up your booking.
Published: 22 April 2021