The Kingsgate Centre in Huddersfield will host a walk-in vaccination clinic this weekend.

Shoppers will be able to pop in for a jab at sessions on Saturday and Sunday November 27 and 28 as part of the NHS’s latest National Vaccination Weekend.

There will be drop-in vaccination clinics across the country and Kingsgate will be open from 10am-4pm on Saturday and 11am-2pm on Sunday.

First and second dose Covid-19 vaccinations will be available to anyone aged 16 years or over. There should be an eight-week gap between doses for people aged 18 and over, and a 12-week gap between doses for 16 and 17-year-olds.

Booster jabs will be available to anyone over 40 if it’s been six months since their second dose.

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Pregnant women are also encouraged to get their jab in order to protect themselves and their unborn child from serious illness.

Staff will be available to answer any questions people may have about the Covid vaccine.

The flu jab is also being offered this weekend to anyone who wants it and will be free for people eligible under the NHS scheme.

Free parking will be available all day in Huddersfield town centre on both days, and the maximum stay will still apply.

Rachel Spencer-Henshall, strategic director of public health at Kirklees Council, said: “Pop-up vaccination clinics have been a huge success in Kirklees making sure that the vaccination programme leaves no-one behind.

“The additional push this weekend means that if you haven’t had chance to get your jab yet, you can do so whilst doing your shopping.

“We want to make it as simple and convenient as possible for everyone to get vaccinated so everyone can Enjoy Winter Safely.

“Taking the vaccine when it’s your turn is the best way to save lives and keep pressure off the NHS. It is safe, quick and significantly protects you from getting seriously ill with Covid-19. The more people that take it, the safer we all are and the sooner we can get back to normality.”

Steve Brennan, senior responsible officer for the vaccination roll-out in Kirklees, said: “Over recent weeks and months it’s been great to see glimpses of what we once called normal life return and I know we all want restrictions to be lifted.

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“The reality of the situation is that getting the vaccine is the best way we can all help to see those restrictions lifted.

“The more people are fully vaccinated, the more the spread of the virus will be limited, and fewer people will end up in hospital. That is the aim of this weekend.

“It’s about vaccinating as many people as possible and making the process easy for everyone to get their jabs.”

Mr Asghar Khan, managing director at Medicare Chemists which is running the Kingsgate clinic, said: “We’re pleased to be working with Kirklees Council as part of their larger vaccination roll-out.

“Kingsgate Shopping Centre provides a great opportunity to allow people to access the vaccination service in a central location whilst enjoying some family time and shopping.

“I would encourage anyone eligible, to make the choice to protect their families and themselves and get their jab this weekend.”

You can find details of other walk-in clinics this weekend on the NHS Find a walk-in coronavirus website.