Walk-in Covid vaccination clinic to open in Hartlepool - for first jabs only

Published Tuesday, 13th July 2021

A HARTLEPOOL GP hub is urging people who haven't yet had their first Covid vaccine to 'drop-in' for a jab.

Victoria Road Medical Centre is to open a 'walk-in' clinic for people aged over 18, who have not yet taken up the offer of a first Pfizer vaccination.

No appointment is required and anyone over 18, who lives or works anywhere in the Tees Valley, will be able to attend the walk-in vaccination session at:

Victoria Road Medical Centre, Victoria Road, Hartlepool, TS26 8DF, on Saturday 24 July, 9am – 5pm.

Ann Heppenstall, business manager, Victoria Road Medical Centre, said: "We're opening a Saturday drop-in vaccination clinic in Hartlepool to make it easier for people to just walk-in and get their first jab - without having to make an appointment.

"If anyone over 18, who is eligible, hasn't got around having their first vaccination yet, this is the perfect opportunity for them to start to get protected – it's really important that no one gets left behind."

First jabs only will be offered at the clinic and a team of immunisers and medical staff, will be on hand to answer questions or address any issues of vaccine hesitancy.

Dr Janet Walker, chief officer NHS Tees Valley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) welcomed news of the Hartlepool walk-in clinic.

"Our vaccination teams across Tees Valley have already delivered almost 800,000 Covid-19 vaccinations from our GP led vaccination clinics, community pharmacies, hospital hubs, the Melissa mobile vaccination bus, pop-up clinics and the Riverside and Darlington Arena large vaccination hubs.

"This walk-in clinic approach is yet another example of our health teams making a real difference to local people and ensuring that wherever you live in Tees Valley you can get a vaccination."