OVER-18s, are being encouraged to ‘drop-in’ for their first Covid-19 jab without having to book.
Easington Central Primary Care Network, Intrahealth Peterlee, is to run two walk-in clinics for people who have not yet taken up the offer of a first vaccination at:
Peterlee Community Hospital, O’Neill Drive, Peterlee, County Durham,SR8 5UQ
Wednesday 30th June, 9am – 1pm
Thursday 1st July, 3pm – 7pm
No appointment is required.
First doses of the Pfizer vaccine will be available.
Second doses will only be given to people who had their first Pfizer dose at least 8 weeks ago.
Denise Johnson, project manager, Intrahealth Peterlee, said: “We know that it is important for people to be able to get their vaccine locally and to be able to fit it in around other commitments such as work and childcare.
“Having two walk-in clinics, where people can come without having to make an appointment, offers the perfect opportunity for anyone in Peterlee, who hasn’t yet got around to having their first vaccine, to come along and get protected.
“And for people who are due their second dose, at least eight weeks from their first, it is really important that they get fully protected.”
Dr Stewart Findlay, chief officer NHS County Durham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and clinical director of the COVID-19 vaccination programme in the North East and North Cumbria welcomed news of the Peterlee walk-in clinics.
“Our vaccination teams have already delivered more than 645,000 Covid-19 vaccinations from 14 GP led vaccination clinics, five community pharmacies, the Melissa mobile vaccination bus, walk-in and pop-up clinics around the county and the Arnison Centre large vaccination hub,” he said.
“This drop-in clinic approach in Peterlee is another example of our health teams responding to the needs of local people.”