The NHS in Kirklees is reminding people aged 18 and over that they can still grab their jab at walk-in vaccination services across the borough – no need to book.
Dr Khalid Naeem, a GP and chairman of NHS Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “We’re urging people aged 18 or over to have their Covid-19 vaccine as soon as possible. We’ve set up a number of walk-in services in Kirklees where you can just drop in for your first or second vaccine dose, there’s no need for an appointment.”
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Dr Naeem also remined people that second doses have been brought forward to eight weeks for people over the age of 40 following evidence showing how important the second jab is in protecting people against the Delta variant that’s now spreading across the country.
“Giving the second jab at eight weeks will provide the maximum protection against Covid-19. Having the vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and keep friends and family safe,” he said. “The more of us who are vaccinated, the safer we all are, and the sooner life can return to normal.”
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Jessica, 18, who received her vaccination at a service in Huddersfield, said: “I am scared of needles but it was quick and I didn’t feel anything, just great to have it done.”
If people prefer to book an appointment, they can do so via the national booking system on the NHS website.
Here are some of the upcoming walk-in services across Kirklees, full details are on the Kirklees Council website. All will have Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines available:
- Clayton West – Tuesday 6 July – 10am-5pm – Darby and Joan Club
- Slaithwaite – Wednesday 7 July – 10am-5pm – Slaithwaite Civic Hall
- Honley – Thursday 8 July – 8:30-1pm and 2-7pm – Honley Village Hall
- Honley – Friday 9 July 9am-1pm and 3-5pm – Honley Village Hall
- Clayton West – Saturday 10 July – 9am-12:30 – Darby and Joan Club
- Dewsbury/Thornhill – Saturday 10 July – 9am-1pm – Sidings Healthcare Centre
To make a booked appointment, visit www.nhs.uk/CovidVaccine