Anyone over 18 years of age is able to walk-in and get their 1st or 2nd AstraZeneca or Pfizer jab at Thurrock Health Centre on Saturday 31 July from 8am – 6pm.
There’s no need to book an appointment in advance and you do not have to be registered with a GP or have an NHS number to be vaccinated. If you’ve already had your 1st dose, you must wait at least 8 weeks before your 2nd dose.
In the meantime, there’s still plenty of local walk-in availability at Stifford Clays Vaccination Hub and Chadwell Medical Centre as follows:
TUES 20 JULY 10AM – 8PM STIFFORD CLAYS VACCINATION HUB
WEDS 21 JULY 2PM – 8PM CHADWELL MEDICAL CENTRE
THURS 22 JULY 10AM – 8PM STIFFORD CLAYS VACCINATION HUB
FRI 23 JULY 2PM – 8PM CHADWELL MEDICAL CENTRE
SAT 24 JULY 8AM – 2PM STIFFORD CLAYS VACCINATION HUB
Stifford Clays Vaccination Hub – Health Centre, Crammavill Street, Stifford Clays RM16 2AP
Chadwell Medical Centre – Brentwood Road, Chadwell St Mary, RM16 4JD
More information can be found online at www.essexcovidvaccine.nhs.uk
Notes to Editor:
COVID vaccinations are now available to all adults (aged 18+) and can be booked online at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ by calling 119, or by calling your GP. If you live in Essex and need help to book an appointment you can ring 0344 2573 961 (open 10am to 4pm, local rate).
Appointments for all types of vaccine remain available at locations across greater Essex. Details of those and the latest information on the COVID vaccination programme for greater Essex (including Southend and Thurrock) are online at https://www.essexcovidvaccine.nhs.uk/
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Background on the national COVID -19 vaccination programme
The NHS is administering vaccinations using four different models;
1. Hospital Hubs were set up first. This was so that the vaccine can be stored safely and where many in the early top priority groups – including the over 80s, care home workers and at-risk NHS staff – have been able to get vaccinated on site.
2. To make it as easy as possible for those who are eligible to access a vaccination safely, Local Vaccination Services have also now been set up. These community and primary care-led services vary based on local and logistical considerations but include GP practices, local authority sourced buildings or other local facilities, as well as roving teams who have started delivering the vaccine in care homes and to patients who are housebound.
3. The NHS has also established Vaccination Centres, where larger numbers of people can receive the vaccine.
4. High street-based Community Pharmacy Sites.
COVID-19 vaccines are being offered to all adults aged 18 and older.
More information about the vaccination programme across Essex can be found by visiting www.essexcovidvaccine.nhs.uk/