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Dedicated walk-in covid vaccination sessions for pregnant women and needle-phobic people

Pregnant women and people who are needle-phobic will be able to take advantage of dedicated walk-in covid vaccination sessions this week and next at the county’s two Mass Vaccination Centres at PRSA, Boston, and at the Lincolnshire Showground.

Having given more than 468,00 booster vaccinations (as of 16th January) to Lincolnshire people, the county’s vaccination teams continue to offer first and second doses, and booster vaccinations, and are making a concerted effort to encourage pregnant women and people who are needle-phobic to get vaccinated.

“The point of the walk-in sessions being held for pregnant women at PRSA and at the Lincolnshire Showground, is to provide the opportunity for them to have a discussion with a midwife about the covid vaccination, and to provide a quiet environment should they want to get vaccinated,” explains Rebecca Neno, Director of Covid and Influenza Vaccination Programmes, NHS Lincolnshire CCG.

“Similarly, with the walk-in sessions for people who are needle-phobic, the purpose is to provide the opportunity to attend for vaccination during a quieter time at PRSA and at the Lincolnshire Showground, when there’s also less time pressure around the length of each appointment.

“We continue to offer everyone eligible the opportunity to get jabbed, but we’re aware that it’s not a straightforward decision for everyone to get vaccinated, particularly pregnant women and people who are needle-phobic.  This is why we’re putting these dedicated sessions on and why they have been deliberately scheduled for early morning until early afternoon at PRSA and the Lincolnshire Showground, when the centres are otherwise not operating currently.”

The sessions, which will be run on a walk-in basis (no appointment necessary), will run as follows:

Pregnancy walk-in sessions

Lincolnshire Showground

  • 26th January  10am-1pm
  • 27th January  9am-1pm

PRSA

  • 24th January 9am-1pm
  • 26th January 9am-1pm

Needle-phobic walk-in sessions

Lincolnshire Showground

  • 25th January 9am-1pm
  • 27th January 9am-1pm

PRSA

  • 25th January 9am-1pm
  • 27th January 9am-1pm

“If you are pregnant or needle-phobic, please take advantage of these sessions – they are for you.  Come along and talk to our teams who will answer any questions or concerns you may have and will give you as much time as you need to make your own decision,” adds Rebecca.

More pop-up walk-in vaccination sessions across the county

Continuing on from the successful pop-up walk-in vaccination sessions held across the county in recent weeks, a further extensive round of such sessions has been confirmed as follows:

Saturday 22nd January at the Fenside Community Centre, Taverner Road, Boston PE21 8NL, between 10am and 3pm, including boosters and first and second doses for anyone eligible (see below) including 12-15 year-olds provided a parent/guardian is present to consent.

Monday 24th January at Bridge Church, Portland St, Lincoln LN5 7NN, between 10am and 6pm, including boosters and first and second doses for anyone eligible (see below) including 12-15 year-olds provided a parent/guardian is present to consent.

Monday 24th January at Fenside Community Centre, Taverner Road, Boston PE21 8NL, between 1pm and 7pm, including boosters and first and second doses for anyone eligible (see below) including 12-15 year-olds provided a parent/guardian is present to consent.

Tuesday 25th January at Bridge Church, Portland St. Lincoln LN5 7NN, between 10am and 6pm, including boosters and first and second doses for anyone eligible (see below) including 12-15 year-olds provided a parent/guardian is present to consent.

Tuesday 25th January at Fenside Community Centre, Taverner Road, Boston PE21 8NL, between 1pm and 7pm, including boosters and first and second doses for anyone eligible (see below) including 12-15 year-olds provided a parent/guardian is present to consent.

Wednesday 26th January at Fenside Community Centre, Taverner Road, Boston PE21 8NL, between 1pm and 7pm, including boosters and first and second doses for anyone eligible (see below) including 12-15 year-olds provided a parent/guardian is present to consent.

Thursday 27th January at the Wainfleet Coronation Hall, High Street PE24 4BS, between 10am and 7pm, including boosters and first and second doses for anyone eligible (see below) including 12-15 year-olds provided a parent/guardian is present to consent.

Thursday 27th January at the Engine Shed, Lincoln, between 10am and 7pm, including boosters and first and second doses for anyone eligible (see below) including 12-15 year-olds provided a parent/guardian is present to consent.

Friday 28th January at Boston College, Skirbeck Road, Boston PE21 6JF, between 10am and 7pm, including boosters and first and second doses for anyone eligible (see below) including 12-15 year-olds provided a parent/guardian is present to consent.

Friday 28th January at Bishop Grosseteste University, Longdales Road, Lincoln LN1 3DY, between 10am and 7pm, including boosters and first and second doses for anyone eligible (see below) including 12-15 year-olds provided a parent/guardian is present to consent.

Saturday 29th January at Boston Local Community Centre, Mitre Lane PE21 6EB (behind the old Marks and Spencer), between 10am and 6pm, including boosters and first and second doses for anyone eligible (see below) including 12-15 year-olds provided a parent/guardian is present to consent.

Saturday 29th January at Lincoln City FC, LNER Stadium, LN5 8LD, between 12pm and 3pm (in the Fan Village), including boosters and first and second doses for anyone eligible (see below) including 12-15 year-olds provided a parent/guardian is present to consent.

Sunday 30th January at Lincoln City FC, LNER Stadium, LN5 8LD, between 10am and 4pm (Stacey West car park), including boosters and first and second doses for anyone eligible (see below) including 12-15 year-olds provided a parent/guardian is present to consent.

Sunday 30th January at the Boston Local Community Centre, Mitre Lane PE21 6EB (behind the old Marks and Spencer), between 10am and 4pm, including boosters and first and second doses for anyone eligible (see below) including 12-15 year-olds provided a parent/guardian is present to consent.

The pop-up sessions above allow anyone eligible to get vaccinated without an appointment, whether that be a booster (16 and over) or for first and second doses (available to anyone aged 16 and over, as well as 12-15 year-olds provided a parent/guardian is present to consent).

Find out more on our Grab A Jab page.

Published 20/01/2022