Walk-in covid booster available – this Saturday

Walk-in covid booster available – this Saturday

Guttmann Centre, Bucks: Anyone eligible for a booster vaccine can drop in for the jab a minimum of six months after their second dose.

A walk-in clinic is being held for covid booster vaccinations this Saturday (October 9) at the Guttmann Centre in Aylesbury.

Between 9.30am and 7pm anyone eligible for a booster vaccine can drop in for the jab a minimum of six months after a second dose.

The NHS will also be in touch to notify eligible people when they are due their booster jab six months – that’s 182 days – after their second vaccination.

Those eligible for the Covid booster programme include:

  • 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

You will be asked to provide proof of eligibility. If anyone does not receive a notification six months after the second dose they can ring 119 for advice.

When you have been told it is time to get your covid booster jab you can also book a booster jab appointment via the National Booking System. Appointments are at a time and place convenient to you and the booking system offers a range of locations including all three Oxford Health mass vaccination centres, GP surgeries, local vaccination centres and community pharmacies.

The mass vaccination centres at Oxford Kassam Stadium and Reading Broad Street Mall are not offering boosters on a walk-in basis. You must book via the National Booking System.

Covid operations director Tehmeena Ajmal, from Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust which is the lead provider for the covid vaccination programme across the region, said: “We are now able to offer a drop-in session at the Guttmann Centre in Aylesbury on Saturday which we hope is a convenient place for a number of eligible people to get their booster a minimum of six months after their second vaccination

“It is just as vital as it was at the start of the immunisation programme that people protect themselves and others by getting the vaccination if they are over 50, living in residential care homes for older adults, frontline health and social care workers, 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), adult carers or adults who live with people who are immunosuppressed individuals.

“People can also pre-book an appointment to get their covid booster  via the National Booking System at a place and location convenient to them on other days.”

Where is the centre?

You can find the centre at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Guttmann Road, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire HP21 9PP.

Published: 6 October 2021