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AstraZeneca Covid vaccination walk-in appointments available at PRSA, Boston, and the Lincolnshire Showground

The county’s two Mass Vaccination Centres (MVCs) at PRSA, Boston, and the Lincolnshire Showground will be offering walk-in AstraZeneca covid vaccinations during w/c 21st June. Anyone aged 40 years or over will be able to attend for a first dose vaccination or a second dose if there is a minimum eight week gap since their first dose

Available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis, the walk-ins will be using AstraZeneca only and will be available as follows:

PRSA MVC, Boston:  Monday 21st – Thursday 24th June, 8am – 7pm

Lincolnshire Showground MVC:  Monday 21st – Thursday 24th June, 8am – 7pm

“The walk-ins are a great opportunity for anyone who might have not taken up the offer to get vaccinated earlier on in the vaccination rollout, or would like to bring their second dose forwards provided they are at eight weeks or more since their first dose,” explains Rebecca Neno, Deputy Chief Nurse, NHS Lincolnshire CCG.

“Getting vaccinated twice ensures the maximum level of protection against covid, along with continuing to follow the guidance around ‘hands, face, space, fresh air’, and I would strongly encourage anyone eligible to come forwards and take advantage of the walk-ins.

“If you have received a first dose AstraZeneca vaccine and have not returned for a second dose it is not too late, at no point is it necessary to start the course again.  Mild side effects are common with first dose AstraZeneca vaccine but much less common with second doses.”

We expect the walk in sessions to be busy so please do be patient if you have to wait a few minutes.  There is no requirement to be registered with a GP or to have an NHS number to attend, however, if you do have an NHS number and have it to hand this can speed up the process.

If you are aged 39 and under please book an appointment via the national booking service here https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine//.

We have good appointment availability across the county over the coming weeks at our Mass Vaccination Centres at the Lincolnshire Showground and PRSA, Boston, as well as at pharmacies in Lincoln and Boston, and also at the Meres Leisure Centre Local Vaccination Centre in Grantham,

You can find your NHS number online here www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/find-nhs-number/ and please only attend if you are eligible – click the following link for more information on eligibility https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/coronavirus-vaccine/