Walk-in vaccination clinic to be held

Published Saturday, 21st August 2021

A walk-in COVID vaccination clinic – for which no appointment is needed - will take place this Saturday (September 18th) in the car park next to T J Hughes at Middleton Grange Shopping Centre.

The clinic which will be open to anyone aged 16 and over, will operate from 10am-6pm. First and second doses of the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines will be available.

Younger people in particular are encouraged to get their jabs.

Those planning to attend for a second dose of a vaccine are reminded that it must be at least eight weeks since they received the same first dose.

Medical staff will be on hand to answer any questions.

Craig Blundred, Hartlepool Borough Council’s Director of Public Health, said: “It is very important to get both doses as full vaccination is the best way for people 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.”

For more information about the COVID vaccine and answers to some commonly asked questions go to www.hartlepool.gov.uk/vaccine-questions-answered