Grab a Jab clinics open for 16 and 17 year olds
Date: 24 August 2021
Young people aged 16 and 17 are being urged to Grab a Jab at walk-in clinics across Oxfordshire.
Several clinics are opening their doors this week in a drive to increase vaccine uptake among this age group, with convenient walk-in centres making it as easy as possible to get protected.
No appointment or ID is needed to get a Pfizer vaccine dose, although you may be asked for proof of age.
Jab clinics operating this week are:
- Witney Town Centre Shop, 3 Welch Way, Witney, OX28 6JH, from 9.30am - 7.30pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (24/25/26 August).
- Oxford Academy, Littlemore, Oxford, Oxford OX4 6JZ from 9.30am - 7pm Wednesday - Friday (25/26/27 August) and Saturday 28 August from 9.30am - 2pm. Further dates/times may be added.
- Banbury United FC, Station Approach, Banbury, OX16 5AB, Sunday 29 August from 10am – 6pm
Please check here for the the most up to date information
Tehmeena Ajmal, Covid Operations Director, at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, said: “The COVID vaccine is safe and effective, and offers the best possible protection for you, your family and your friends against coronavirus. I would urge all young people aged 16 and 17 who are yet to receive their jab to drop into a walk-in clinic and get vaccinated.”
Current JCVI advice recommends that 16 and 17 year olds receive one vaccination.
If the young person is registered with a GP practice they may also be contacted by the practice to offer them an appointment at a local site. There is no need to call the GP practice about vaccinations.
Young people aged 16 and 17 can use the NHS’s online postcode tool to find their nearest walk-in centre.
Those who will turn 18 within the next three months, and anyone aged 18 and over, can book their first and second dose of the vaccine through the national booking service.
Jabs are being offered to at a range of local vaccination sites across Oxfordshire, as well as in pharmacies or at the Kassam stadium in Oxford.
Go online to the national booking service or call 119 to make an appointment.
Appointments are being continuously updated to allow choice of local sites and times of appointments, so please check regularly.
Walk-in clinics for young people
- Date:24 August 2021