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Grab a jab for Christmas

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The NHS in Coventry and Warwickshire is going all out to help people Grab a Jab and protect themselves from serious illness this Christmas.

COVID-19 vaccination clinics are running as normal up to and including Friday 23 December before closing for the holidays and re-opening on Wednesday 28 December.

A pop-up vaccination clinic has been also available on Wednesdays and Saturdays in December at Coventry Central Library so that shoppers can Grab a Jab as well as their Christmas shopping.

Sharon Binyon, Medical Director for Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust said: “We don’t want people to be ill at any time but especially not at Christmas and our vaccination centres will be open right up to the Christmas weekend to ensure as many people as possible can grab a jab, get boosted and enjoy the festive season safely this year.”

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.

Please Note: The Bedworth and Locke House (Rugby) vaccination centres will be closed for Christmas from Saturday 24 (Christmas Eve) until Wednesday 28 December. They will be closed for New Year from Saturday 31 December (New Year’s Eve) until Tuesday 3 January.    

You can find a list of drop-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics across Coventry and Warwickshire here.

The pop-up clinic 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.

Clinics are also available for anyone who is anxious, hesitant, needle phobic or requires a calmer, more private environment to get their jab at Bedworth Vaccination Centre on Mondays from 2pm to 5pm, and at Locke House in Rugby on Wednesdays from 2pm to 5pm. Both clinics offer appointments for 5 to 11-year-olds, people who have not yet received a vaccination, and boosters for those who are eligible.

Language Line is also available for patients whose first language isn’t English and a follow-up phone call will be made to each patient after their appointment. More information about our vaccine-hesitant clinics is available here.


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