Forthcoming walk-in vaccination clinics
The following walk-in Covid vaccination and booster clinics are currently scheduled to take place in Hartlepool.
First and second doses and boosters available. All of the clinics are open to anyone aged 12 or over and no appointment is needed. 12-15-year-olds attending a clinic must be accompanied by an adult with parental responsibility.
There must be at least 12 weeks between first and second doses for ages 12-17, and at least eight weeks for ages 18 and over. There must be at least three months between a second dose and a booster.
Click here for details of clinics taking place across the Tees Valley.
Craig Blundred, Hartlepool Borough Council’s Director of Public Health, said: “Full vaccination is the best way for everyone to protect themselves and those around them from COVID.
“The vast majority of cases we are currently seeing are in younger age groups who are now eligible for vaccination and the fact we are not seeing as many in older groups who have had the vaccine is testament to the success of the rollout.
“It’s also vital that eligible people across Hartlepool get their COVID booster jab to protect themselves, their loved ones and our NHS. If people don’t get their booster jab, they ultimately increase their risk of catching COVID-19 and having a more serious illness, which would also result in increased pressures on our NHS.
“COVID-19 can be serious for pregnant women, so it is important that they have their vaccinations to protect themselves and their unborn babies. It is important to note that thousands of pregnant women have been vaccinated safely in the UK and across the world."
For more information about the COVID vaccine and answers to some commonly asked questions go to www.hartlepool.gov.uk/vaccine-questions-answered
For more details about the booster vaccine visit www.nhs.uk and search for ‘booster vaccine’.