This means that people in the 16 and 17 year old age group can now get walk-in jabs at Oxford Health’s three mass vaccination centres in Reading, Aylesbury and Oxford in addition to other pop-up sites. Some are also being offered the chance to get vaccinated through their GPs. No parental consent is required although proof of age may be asked for.
The drop-in opportunities are for 16-17-year-olds only and no appointment is required. The site will manage the walk-ins alongside booked appointments for older age groups so it may mean you need to wait. Please check the NHS grab a jab website for latest details on opening times and which are updated regularly.
Queues are to be expected as demand is likely to be high so the team at the Kassam will be actively managing demand and wait times, and it is possible you may be asked to come back later or the next day.
People who attend the walk-in clinic for a jab will have their vaccination record updated online. Current JCVI guidelines indicate no second dose is required for healthy 16 and 17 year olds.
Tehmeena Ajmal, Covid Operations Director, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, said: “I am pleased that we can offer young people aged 16 and 17 the chance to attend the walk-in clinic at the Kassam to get their jab. Getting vaccinated is the best way to protect yourself and those close to you from Covid-19.
“We expect there to be queues and our marshals are there to help if you have any questions about wait times. It is a good idea to bring some water along and appropriate clothing for the weather as not all of the queue will be under cover.”
You can find out more about pop-up vaccination clinics here.
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Published: 29 August 2021