Walk-in Covid-19 jabs are available this weekend in Nottingham and Mansfield – and anyone currently eligible is invited!
All those eligible for their Covid-19 vaccine will be able to receive a Pfizer vaccine at either the Forest Recreation site and Mansfield Vaccination Centre from 8am - 6pm and King's Mill Hospital Vaccination Hub from 8am - 2pm.
Our region's hospitals will also be offering walk-in first dose Pfizer jabs: the Queen's Medical Centre vaccination hub from 8am - 7pm and the King's Mill Hospital vaccination hub from 8am - 2pm.
Those currently eligible include any member of the public aged 25 and over as well as those who are clinically vulnerable, clinically extremely vulnerable and carers.
Amanda Sullivan, Accountable Officer for NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG, said: “By having these two sites open to walk-in appointments across the weekend we hope that lots of people will hear about the offer and decide to get their jab.
“The process will be quick and easy and there will be no need to book an appointment. If you are eligible and have yet to book your first dose of the vaccine then please do come and get your jab over the weekend. I would urge the public to get down to the sites early if they would like to receive a vaccine.
“We know the rate of infection is increasing nationally and we are seeing increases in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire too. We have seen in the past that a few cases can very quickly lead to a big increase in community transmission. That is why it is important that we all get our vaccine and protect ourselves as soon as possible.”
Both the sites will be offering the Pfizer vaccine to any member of the public who is yet to have their first dose.
With temperatures set to soar over the weekend, health bosses have also urged the public to prepare for the heat by wearing a hat, putting on suncream and bringing water if they are planning on coming down to get their vaccine as people may have to queue.
For more information on how to stay safe in hot weather, please visit: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/heatwave-how-to-cope-in-hot-weather/
The vaccination sites can be found at:
- Queen’s Medical Centre, Ward A44 (Discharge Lounge), A Floor, South Block, Derby Road, Lenton, Nottingham NG7 2UH (nearest entrance is South entrance opposite Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat (EENT) Centre)
- King's Mill Hospital Vaccination Hub, Education Centre, King's Mill Hospital, Mansfield Road, Sutton-In-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 4JL.
- Forest Recreation Ground Vaccination Site: Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 6HB
- Mansfield Vaccination Centre: Former Wickes Shop, 134 Chesterfield Road South, Mansfield