New Hartlepool walk-in Covid vaccine clinic with anyone not yet double jabbed urged to attend

People can get Covid vaccinations at a walk-in clinic taking place in Hartlepool this week.

Monday, 5th July 2021, 4:26 pm
Updated Monday, 5th July 2021, 4:27 pm

It will take place in the car park at St Aidan’s Church’s food bank, in Oxford Street, between 9.30am-noon on Thursday, July 8.

The clinic will be open to anyone aged 18 and over, and there is no need to book an appointment.

First and second doses of the Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines will be available on a first come-first served basis.

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A covid vaccine being administered.
A covid vaccine being administered.

Craig Blundred, Hartlepool Borough Council’s Director of Public Health, said: “The walk-in clinic is a key part of our drive to vaccinate as many residents aged 18 and over as possible. I would urge people who are not yet fully vaccinated to attend.

“It is very important to get both doses as full vaccination is the best way for people to protect themselves and those around them.

“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 roll out.”

Anyone planning to attend to get their second jab is reminded that it must be at least eight weeks since they received the same first dose.

The walk in clinic will be held at St Aidans Church, Hartlepool, on Thursday, July 8. Picture by FRANK REID

Medical staff will be on hand to answer any questions.

Public Health England figures showed Hartlepool recorded 250 new cases of the virus in the seven days to June 28, compared to 72 in the seven days to June 21.

Information about the vaccine and answers to some commonly asked questions can also be found at www.hartlepool.gov.uk/vaccine-questions-answered

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