Walk-in clinics delivered over 800 vaccines
Date: 30 June 2021
Two walk-in clinics in Oxford delivered over 800 first dose COVID-19 vaccinations to people aged 18 or over as part of the ‘grab a jab’ weekend (26/27 June). To date, 765,500 COVID-19 vaccinations have been delivered in Oxfordshire since the start of the programme.
Due to the success of the clinics held at The Leys Health Centre and East Oxford Health Centre, the two clinics will be offering more first dose vaccines on:
- The Leys Health Centre, Dunnock Way, Oxford OX4 7EX on Saturday 3 July (9am to 1.30pm)
- East Oxford Health Centre, Manzil Way, Cowley OX4 1GE on Saturday 10 July (9am to 5pm)
No appointment is necessary, and no proof of identity is required (although helpful) to allow people aged 18 or over to ‘grab a jab.’
People who attend a walk-in clinic for their first dose will have their vaccination record updated online and will then be able to book in their second dose appointment using the national booking system.
Jo Cogswell, Director of Transformation at Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “We’ve had a fantastic uptake with over seven hundred thousand vaccinations delivered locally since the start of the vaccination programme. In addition, we are delighted with the success of the walk-in clinics which enabled hundreds of younger people to receive a first dose of the vaccine to protect themselves and their families.
“The flexibility of these clinics resulted in a great turnout, and we urge more people aged 18 or over to take advantage of the opportunity to grab a jab over the coming weekends to keep themselves safe and well.”
Jo added: “Our priority is to get as many people aged 18 or over vaccinated against the virus in Oxfordshire. In addition to the walk-in clinics there are plenty of other options to book an appointment for the vaccine including at local vaccination centres, seven pharmacies across the county or at the mass vaccination centre at the Kassam stadium. “
People can book a Covid-19 vaccination appointment on the NHS national booking system and we encourage them to check this on a regular basis to see if they can book one closer to their home, and to keep trying as slots become available daily that will be more convenient for them. People who cannot go online can call the service on 119 instead to book their jab.
Two further walk-in clinics for first dose Covid-19 vaccinations being held.
- Date:30 June 2021