Additional Walk In Vaccination Clinics14/07/2021
After the success of a series of trial vaccination mobile walk in clinics at the beginning of July, we have announced a series of further clinics to target areas of low vaccination uptake across the West.
Open to everyone over 18, the clinics will administer first jabs of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine only on a first come, first served basis and are in the following venues/dates:
|Wed 1st Sept||Long Tower Youth Club||12.00pm-8.00pm|
|Fri 3rd Sept||Dromore Sports Complex||4.00pm-8.00pm|
Please note there will be no walk-in facility to receive second doses at mobile Walk In clinics.
If you wish to organise a second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine, you can either walk in to one of the Western Trust’s three Mass Vaccination Centres located at Foyle Arena L/Derry, Omagh Leisure Centre and the Lakeside Leisure Centre, Enniskillen – providing the required interval of six weeks has passed since the date of the first jab.
Anyone requiring a second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine is being advised to arrange to visit their local Community Pharmacy or the SSE Arena to arrange their vaccination, as long as the required eight week period has passed since receipt of the first dose.
The roll out is part of ongoing efforts by the Western Trust to encourage people aged over 18 years old to get vaccinated by making the vaccination process more accessible and convenient.
This has also included the launch of evening walk in clinics at the Trust’s Mass Vaccination Centres, as well as a series of mobile clinics at different venues, including the Millennium Forum and Limavady Leisure Centre.
Speaking about the success of the Walk in Clinic at the Foyle Arena, Western Trust Head of Health Improvement, Seamus Ward, said:
“We are delighted with the response from the public to our mobile walk in clinics so far. It shows us that there is still a great appetite within our community for the vaccine and it is great to see so many young people in the 18-39 age bracket taking this opportunity to get their first dose.”
“We are targeting both urban areas with low uptake and rural communities that have difficulties accessing the Mass Vaccination sites. It is important for us in the Trust to reduce barriers to accessing a vaccine for people living in more geographically spread out areas and areas where uptake levels to date have been low, for a variety of reasons.
“These clinics are open to everyone aged over 18 who have not yet had their first vaccine, so we would encourage everyone to keep an eye on our news and social media channels for updates and to come along to their nearest clinic when the opportunity arises.”
The Trust would also remind everyone over 18 that if you don’t want to risk waiting at a walk in session you can make a scheduled appointment at one of our Mass Vaccination Centres directly by visiting the online booking portal; or by calling the regional booking line on 0300 200 7813 from Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.30pm.”
If you are planning to attend one of our Mass Vaccination Centres, please do not do so if you:
- Are currently unwell with a high temperature or fever
- Have had a first positive test for COVID-19 in the last 28 Days
- You have been advised to self-isolate
- Had any vaccine (including flu) in the last 7 days.
Anyone attending a walk in clinic at one of the Western Trust Mass Vaccination Centres is reminded to wear a face covering (unless exempt for medical reasons), adhere to social distancing rules and bring along their Health and Care Number (HCN) and ID if possible.
If attending a pre-booked appointment, we would also request bringing the booking reference number.