The NHS in Coventry is going all out this December to help people bag a booster alongside their Christmas shopping.
Pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics are being held in Coventry Central Library on Saturdays and Wednesdays from 10 to 21 December to make it as easy as possible for people to get the vital top-up jab ahead of the Christmas holidays.
Sharon Binyon, Medical Director for Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust said: “Lots of people will be shopping in Coventry city centre during December and the pop-up clinics make it easy to drop in and boost your protection this winter. No appointment is necessary and the Wednesday evening pop-up clinics coincide with late-night shopping at West Orchards so I would really encourage anyone who hasn’t yet had their vaccine or their booster jab to drop in and see us in Central Library when you’re in town.”
The pop-up clinics will be offering walk-in appointments (no booking required) for first and second vaccines for those who are 13 and over and the booster jab for those who are eligible.
Protection from vaccines reduces over time so the booster is being offered to those at greatest risk from COVID-19 to increase their protection during the winter months when viruses spread more easily. This includes everyone aged 50 and over and those with conditions that put them at greater risk from COVID, such as people with weakened immune systems and pregnant women.
Sharon Binyon added: “It’s easy to forget the devastating consequences of COVID now that we’re back to a normal way of life but the virus is still with us and we need to do all we can to prevent another surge this winter and keep people protected.
“If you are eligible, please visit one of our vaccine clinics as soon as possible so that you have one less thing to worry about this winter. Vaccination centres are also offering first and second vaccines so it’s never too late to get whichever dose you need”.
Pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be at Central Library, Smithford Way, Coventry CV1 1FY on:
- Saturday 10 December 09:15 – 15:45
- Wednesday 14 December 14:45 – 18:15
- Saturday 17 December 09:15 – 15:45
- Wednesday 21 December 14:45 – 18:15
You can also get vaccinated at our dedicated vaccine clinics and many community pharmacies. Find out how to book an appointment at www.nhs.uk/wintervaccinations or find a drop-in clinic at https://bit.ly/3yXhepf