More opportunities to get your jabs and boosters

More opportunities to get your jabs and boosters

People are being urged to book their COVID vaccination and booster or take advantage of walk-in opportunities as winter approaches.

To book an appointment simply visit the National Booking System and find out what is available near you. Remember, if you are eligible, you can make a booking for your booster jab in advance once five months have passed since your second dose so that you get yours as soon as six months have passed.

To find out about walk-in opportunities check the Grab a Jab website.  There are walk-in opportunities at all Oxford Health vaccination centres as well as other locations.

And, this weekend, Oxford Health has provided some extra opportunities for people to get their jab. The Kassam Stadium centre made an extra 500 appointments available this weekend, which have already been booked up. And, over in Witney, a popular pop-up centre has been brought back.

Witney drop in returns

The NHS and West Oxfordshire District Council are bringing the successful pop-up vaccination centre back to Witney Town Centre for another Covid-19 drop-in vaccination opportunity.

The centre, located at 3 Welch Way, Witney, will welcome both over and under 18s at different times from Friday 26 November through to Sunday 5 December. Opening times will be from 9.30am until 7pm daily except from the first day (26 November) when the service will be open from 10am. It will operate as follows:

Monday- Thursday

Over 40 boosters only.

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Under 18 first and second doses, plus over 18s first/second doses and boosters.

No appointment is necessary. People may be asked to show proof of age

The drop-centre is the result of partnership working between Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, the Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group and West Oxfordshire District Council who set up a similar vaccination pop-up for adults in the same location earlier this year.

More information on the eligibility criteria for boosters can be found online here.

Michele Mead, Leader of West Oxfordshire District Council said: “The walk-in clinics have proved very successful in West Oxfordshire and we are pleased to offer Council premises and to work closely with our health colleagues to set these up quickly to react to the needs of our community. Ultimately, attending this walk-in centre will make West Oxfordshire safer for us all.”

People who attend the walk-in clinic for a jab will have their vaccination record updated online. As it is a walk-in clinic, people will need to queue outside and therefore is recommended to be suitably dressed for the weather conditions at the time.

Anita Sherwood, Oxford Health’s interim Director of Covid Operations, said: “The best way to protect you, your family and those you care about from the effects of COVID-19 is by getting vaccinated and booster when it’s due.

“I am really pleased that we are back in Witney as the previous pop-up clinics have been really successful and I am sure the next offer of vaccination dates will be too. By setting up in the town centre we are able to give local people another convenient opportunity to get their jabs.”

Published: 24 November 2021