Walk-in COVID vaccinations are now available at Stoke Mandeville Stadium every day throughout the rest of July.
Now, anyone who wants to grab a jab can simply turn up at the Guttman Centre site within the stadium, with no need to book first.
The centre, run by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, can vaccinate up to 600 people a day. It is welcoming anyone aged 18 and over who needs a Pfizer first or second dose – please ensure you leave at least eight weeks between doses.
Every Friday at 6pm for the local community Hughenden Valley pharmacy is offering a walk-in vaccination service for ages 18 years and above for Pfizer vaccination. This is so vaccination doses for patients that did not turn up do not go to waste.
Frequently asked questions:
1) can I come before 6pm? No only from 6pm
2) will I definitely get a vaccination if I turn up? Sorry first come first serve and only if there is some spare.
3) Can I call the surgery or pharmacy to see if there is any spare? Please do not do this they will not know and you will be blocking a telephone line.
People aged 18-39 urged to book their Pfizer COVID jab at Stoke Mandeville clinics this weekend.
People aged 18-39 who have not yet had their COVID-19 vaccine can book an appointment for their first Pfizer jab at a series of clinics in Stoke Mandeville this weekend.
Please note – these will not be drop-in clinics, but should be booked via the National Booking System.
Clinics will be running throughout the day on Friday, 25, Saturday, 26, and Sunday, 27 June, at Stoke Mandeville Stadium (also known as The Guttman Centre). These are only available for people aged 18-39 who have not had their first jab yet.
A drop-in clinic is opening at Stoke Mandeville stadium this weekend for eligible members of the public to get their first or second Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine without a pre-booked appointment.
The drop-in clinics will be open on:
Friday 4 June – 10am to 12:30pm and 2:30pm to 5pm
Saturday 5 June – 9:30am to 1pm
Regardless of whether you are a permanent Buckinghamshire resident or not, anyone aged over 40 who has not yet had their first vaccine or those over 18 who need their second jab (a minimum of 4 weeks after their first) is eligible to attend. All you need is your name, date of birth and NHS number. You can find your NHS number online.
This week (June 1 to 7) celebrates the tremendous work of volunteers across the UK, and there has never been a better time for Buckinghamshire to give its thanks to these remarkable people.
Volunteers have played an essential role within the Buckinghamshire community over the last year. At the start of the pandemic and throughout lockdowns they gave their support to help some of the most vulnerable people in society – the elderly, infirm and people living with medical conditions or in other very difficult circumstances. In desperate times they offered a lifeline to those most in need, whether by delivering essential supplies or medication, transporting people to medical appointments, offering a friendly voice over the phone, or in any number of other ways.
And they have played a vital part in the vaccination rollout since it began in December.
Without their invaluable help, it is impossible to imagine the rollout being the great success it has been. Volunteers have made a huge contribution, from the set up and day-to-day running of the vaccination sites, marshalling traffic, transporting patients, guiding them through the actual process of getting their jabs, and much more; the rollout simply would not have been the great success it is without them.
Organisers are encouraging fundraisers to take part in their own challenges around the number 100, between 30 April and 3 May – the weekend on which Captain Tom would have celebrated his 101st birthday.
Everyone’s hard work means the Government’s ‘roadmap’ is progressing but it’s essential that while so many people have yet to be vaccinated, we all keep going by fully sticking to the new rules. When meeting others socially, this must take place outside, either in a park, another open space or in private gardens.
Please also remember to keep a distance from anyone you don’t live with. We still can’t mix with other households indoors (unless in a support bubble or for childcare purposes) and it’s critical to stick to this rule as you can catch COVID-19 far more easily inside than outside
We can now meet in groups of up to 6 people including children and babies, or groups of a larger size where it’s just two households getting together.
Residents aged 50 years old or over, those in a recognised clinical ‘at risk’ group and all frontline health and social care workers in Buckinghamshire are being urged to come forward to arrange their COVID vaccination as soon as possible if they have not already done so.