It’s another Big Vaccination Weekend across Huddersfield with Greenhead Park hosting drop-in sessions for anyone aged 18 or over for first or second jabs.
A mobile vaccination clinic will roll into the park on Saturday and Sunday (12noon-7pm both days).
Anyone who hasn’t had a vaccine or had their first dose over eight weeks ago can get a jab without an appointment.
The aim of the additional pop-up in Greenhead Park is to make it as easy as possible for people who have yet to be vaccinated which is why there will also be Community Champions available to answer any questions people may have about the Covid vaccine.
People can also pick up lateral flow tests at the park between 11am and 5.30pm on both days.
Rachel Spencer-Henshall, strategic director for public health at Kirklees Council, said: “We’ve seen already how pop-up vaccination clinics are helping make sure that the vaccination programme leaves no-one behind.
“The additional push this weekend means that even if you haven’t had chance to book an appointment you can get a vaccine.
“We want to make it as simple and convenient as possible for everyone to get vaccinated. Our infection rate is still high, and we need to make sure deaths and hospital admissions don’t rise as we enjoy being able to do more things with our friends and loved ones.
“Every vaccination matters. 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 rollout in Kirklees, said: “Over recent weeks 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.
“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 – whether that is a first or second dose. If you are 18 or over please go and get your jab.”
There will also be pop-ups in other parts of Huddersfield and across Kirklees.
- Batley & Spen Vaccination Centre, 1 Talbot St. – Saturday 17 July, 9am-6pm
- Huddersfield – Cathedral House – Saturday 17 July – 10am-1pm, 3pm-6pm
- Huddersfield – Greenhead Park – Saturday 17 July, 12pm-7pm
- Slaithwaite – Slaithwaite Civic Hall – Saturday 17 July, 9am-1pm
- Huddersfield – John Smith’s Stadium – Saturday 17 July, 8am-7pm
- Huddersfield – John Smith’s Stadium – Sunday 18 July, 8am-7pm
- Batley & Spen Vaccination Centre, 1 Talbot St. – Sunday 18 July, 9am-6pm
- Huddersfield – Greenhead Park – Sunday 18 July, 12pm-7pm
- Huddersfield – John Smith Stadium – Sunday 18 July, 8am-7pm
- Liversedge – St Andrew’s Methodist Church – Sunday 18 July, 1pm-6pm
- Huddersfield – Boots, King St – Sunday 18 July, 10:45 – 4pm (AZ for over 40s only)
The NHS and council are working together to make sure as many people can get a vaccine as possible, and more drop-in sessions are planned over the coming weeks, you can find a full list of places to get a vaccine on the council’s website: www.kirklees.gov.uk/covid19vaccinations