Walk-in vaccination and booster clinic

Published Monday, 6th December 2021

A further walk-in COVID vaccination and booster clinic will take place in Hartlepool on Wednesday, with special provision being made for pregnant women.

The clinic will take place in the sports hall at Mill House Leisure Centre (access via the sports hall doors near the car park) on:

  • Wednesday December 8th, 9am-6pm.

It includes a special drop-in for pregnant women from 10am-2pm where midwives from the North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust will be present to offer advice.

The clinic is open to anyone aged 16 or over. No appointment is needed.

First and second doses of the Pfize Astrar, Zeneca and Moderna vaccines will be on offer, and booster jabs will also be available.

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’.