Published on 2 July 2021
Archived on 2 August 2021
Local health and care leaders are asking people across Coventry and Warwickshire to roll up at a pop-up vaccination clinic and roll up their sleeves to get their vital first or second doses of the vaccine this weekend.
Dr Sarah Raistrick, local GP and Chair of Coventry and Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Groups said: "Last weekend our clinics proved a huge success, with us vaccinating over 8,500 local people. We're hoping to repeat that again by offering more pop-up clinics in more locations to make it easy for everyone to have their vaccinations at a place convenient for them.
"What we did see last weekend was people turning up for their second vaccination with too short a gap after their first. We are pleased so many people understand the importance of having both jabs, but to ensure the most effective protection, we do have to turn people away if their first dose was less than eight weeks ago."
No appointments are needed for this weekend's pop-up clinics, anyone wanting their vaccination can drop by at a time to suit them. The clinics are open to anyone aged 18 and over who is eligible for their first vaccination and to those people aged 40 and over who need their second dose and had their first jab more than eight weeks ago. The clinics that are available to those 18 to 39 or 18 and over are also open to carers aged 16 and those aged 16 and over and are in a clinically at-risk group.
The following pop-up clinics will be up and running:
More information about all pop-up Covid vaccination clinics can also be found at the Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust website at: https://www.covwarkpt.nhs.uk/our-news/more-dropin-clinics-this-week-2310 and at Vaccination drop-in clinics - Happy Healthy Lives
Across Coventry and Warwickshire there are a huge range of other clinics you can make an appointment to go to, from GPs, pharmacies and larger vaccination centres or you can book an appointment through the National Booking System.
Your local GPs have grouped together into networks to make sure all patients registered with a GP are invited to have their vaccination at the right time. They will contact you direct.
Vaccination appointments are also available at Bedworth Civic Hall, High St, Bedworth CV12 8NF by calling 0300 303 1919.
There are also two large vaccination centres, at Stoneleigh and University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust, two hospital hubs at Warwick Hospital and George Eliot Hospital and a number of pharmacies across Coventry and Warwickshire offering people aged 18 and over their vaccinations. Appointments need to be booked through the national booking system, which can be reached at: www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination. If you cannot use the website, you can phone 119 free of charge, 7am to 11pm, 7 days a week. You can ask someone else to do this for you and interpreters are available on request or you can use text phone 18001 119 or the NHS British Sign Language interpreter service at www.interpreternow.co.uk/nhs119
A full list of pharmacies offering vaccinations are listed on the booking system and you can select the one most convenient for you.
More information about all Covid vaccination clinics can be found at: Vaccination sites - Happy Healthy Lives
Local people are asked not to attend pre-booked appointments or walk-in clinics if they have any symptoms of Covid, including a new continuous cough, a high temperature (above 37.8) or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell. If you do have symptoms, you must self-isolate and book a PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) test by ringing 119 or visit: Testing for coronavirus (COVID-19)
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