This weekend COVID-19 vaccine walk-in sessions are being held at two Rotherham vaccination sites with no need to book.
The NHS vaccination programme recently opened for every adult in Rotherham with everyone over the age of 18 invited to book their COVID-19 vaccination through the local vaccination service.
In addition, this weekend, any over-18’s that live in Rotherham and haven’t had a 1st dose vaccination can drop in to help protect themselves and those around them.
Saturday June 26 – 9am to 11.30am at Rawmarsh Health Centre
Sunday June 27 – 8.30am to 5pm at St Ann’s Leisure Centre (Rotherham Leisure Complex)
All 1st dose appointments in Rotherham will be Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and attendees will need to bring ID for proof of age, as only over 18s can be vaccinated at the walk-in sessions.
Sir Simon Stevens, NHS chief executive, said: “With more than 63 million jabs already delivered by the NHS in England, we’re now in a race to the finish line. It’s now easier than ever to get your life-saving jab, and the more of us who are vaccinated the safer and freer we all will be. So this weekend why not join millions of others and ‘GrabAJab’ to take advantage of this life-saving protection.”
The NHS is vaccinating at the rate supplies becomes available in the run up to the July 19 target, as well as having offered second doses to all higher risk groups.
NHS England’s lead for the NHS vaccination programme, Dr Emily Lawson said: “Now is the time to get your vaccination with all adults now eligible. We all know they are lifesaving and getting jabbed helps protect us all from coronavirus, with thousands of brilliant staff ready to you get you vaccinated at the rate supply allows.
“If you haven’t yet got vaccinated for whatever reason, this is the weekend to get that sorted and join the tens of millions who have protected themselves and their loved ones from the virus.
“Please bring forward your second jab if it’s eight weeks or more since your first, when contacted to do so by the NHS, so that you get the maximum protection offered by the vaccines.”