Walk-in Covid-19 jabs for all adults will be available from Friday 25 to Monday 28 June in Derby and Derbyshire as part of the Super Weekend for vaccinations, where all eligible adults can get their first or second jab. These sessions will operate alongside our normal offer of bookable appointments.
The super weekend aims to make it easier and more convenient than ever for eligible people who haven’t had their vaccine yet to come forward – crucially boosting the numbers of people receiving their first and second dose jabs. Eligibility has now extended to every member of the public aged 18 or over, as well as those who are clinically vulnerable, clinically extremely vulnerable and carers.
All those eligible for their Covid-19 vaccine will be able to receive a vaccine at locations across the county including Derby, Clay Cross, Swadlincote, Chesterfield, Dronfield, Long Eaton, Normanton and Ilkeston. Full details of the opening times and available vaccines can be found by visiting www.joinedupcarederbyshire.co.uk and will also be available through Facebook and Twitter at https://www.facebook.com/DerbyandDerbyshireCCG and https://twitter.com/NHSDDCCG. The National Booking Service will also be updated to encourage people to ‘find a vaccination service near me’ to promote local pop-ups in their area.
Sites will be offering a range of Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines to the public. If you are unsure or have any concerns, trained staff will be available at the vaccination sites to help put you at ease and answer your questions.
Attendance will be walk-in at many sites for anyone eligible for their first or second dose, with bookable appointments also available at some sites. Second doses will be available for anybody who had their first dose on or before 30 April.
Steve Lloyd, Executive Medical Director for NHS Derby and Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said:
“Our Super Weekend starts on Friday to encourage even more people to get their jab.
“We are encouraging anyone who has not yet had their first dose and those who had their first dose on or before 30 April and need to have their second dose to come and have their vaccine. The process will be really quick and easy and there will be no need to book an appointment at any of the sites that are open over the weekend. I would urge the public to visit the sites early to receive a vaccine to help protect themselves, their families and their loved ones.
“We know the rate of infection is increasing nationally and we are seeing increases in Derby and Derbyshire. 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. This will also help the nation as we come to review the lockdown situation ahead of 19 July.”
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