Following on from the success of the covid vaccination ‘pop-ups’ held in Lincoln this week, three further pop-ups, which allow people to walk-in for their covid vaccination on a ‘first come, first served’ basis without an appointment, have been arranged around the county next week.
On Wednesday 29th December, there will be a vaccination team at the Springfields Events and Conference Centre, between 10am and 4pm, including boosters and first and second doses. The team will also vaccinate 12-15 year-olds provided a parent/guardian is present to consent.
On Thursday 30th December, there will be two pop-ups. One will be in Stamford at the Stamford Arts Centre, between 9.30am and 2.30pm, and will be supported by a vaccination team from the Lakeside Hereward and Stamford practices, who will offer booster vaccinations, as well as first and second doses.
The other pop-up next Thursday 30th December, will see a return to the Engine Shed, Lincoln, between 9.30am and 2pm, where the vaccination team will offer boosters and first and second doses.
“The pop-ups we ran in Lincoln this week at Minster Medical Practice, Portland Medical Practice, and the Engine Shed were run in response to feedback from local people and were very successful, vaccinating several hundred people over a couple of days. This is why we want to run further pop-ups next week in Lincoln, Spalding and Stamford,” explains Rebecca Neno, Director of Covid and Influenza Vaccination Programmes, NHS Lincolnshire CCG.
“In the last ten days we have given over 113,000 (113,029) booster vaccinations to people at our sites across the county, which is amazing, and we continue to pull out all the stops to ensure everyone eligible is offered a booster vaccination, in line with the government’s commitment.
“In addition, we are still running the ‘evergreen’ offer whereby people can still get first and second doses if they’ve not already had them, so please come and see us – either at one of our pop-up events or at one of our vaccination centres – as soon as possible.”
Anyone 18 and over who has had their second dose at least three months ago is eligible for a booster vaccination (16 and over with underlying conditions). Anyone aged 12 and over can get a first and second dose of the covid vaccination, but please note parents/guardians of 12-15 year-olds must be present to give consent.
“Whether it’s about getting boosted or having your first or second dose, please don’t leave it any longer. Omicron is spreading very quickly and having two doses of the covid vaccination and a booster is the best way to give yourself the maximum possible protection,” adds Rebecca.
If you cannot make one of the pop-up sessions next week, there are a wide range of vaccinations centres open across the county, including GP-run and community-pharmacy run local vaccination sites. For more information visit www.lincolnshireccg.nhs.uk/grabajab
There are also the county’s two Mass Vaccination Centres at PRSA, Boston, and at the Lincolnshire Showground, which are offering walk-in vaccinations as well as booked appointments.
You can book an appointment via the National Booking System or by calling 119. If you are waiting to be called by your GP practice for your vaccination, they will contact you shortly – please come forwards as soon as you hear from them. And if you have an appointment for a vaccination booked for January, please see if you can book an earlier appointment.
How to get your vaccination in Lincolnshire:
At a local GP vaccination centre – you will be called by your GP in the forthcoming days to arrange this – please ensure you attend when called forwards, or;
- By visiting the National Booking System or calling 119, to book your appointment at one of our vaccination sites across the county, including our Mass Vaccination Centres at PRSA, Boston and the Lincolnshire Showground, or at a community pharmacy.
Please book as soon as you are called forwards
Booster vaccinations for those aged 18 and over (at three months since second dose) are now available on a walk-in basis at PRSA, Boston, and the Lincolnshire Showground. We would advise people to book an appointment where possible as walk-ins are on a strictly first come first served basis.
Your second vaccination needs to be eight weeks after your first and the booster 91 days after your second dose.
For more information on where you can get your vaccination visit our website: https://lincolnshireccg.nhs.uk/grabajab