Grab a Jab at walk-in vaccination clinic next week
Published date: 02 August 2021
Published date: 02 August 2021
People in Redditch will be able to get their COVID-19 vaccination next week at another temporary walk-in clinic.
Anyone aged 18 or over who needs to have their first or second vaccinations, can Grab a Jab at a weekend walk-in clinic on Saturday 7th August.
The walk-in vaccination clinic will be available from 2pm until 8pm at Trafford Car Park, Trescott Road (near Aldi). There is no need to book, just turn up and have a vaccine.
The clinic is being delivered by St John Ambulance, and will be offering first doses for anyone aged over 18 and second doses for those eligible who had their first dose at least 8 weeks prior. The clinic will be offering the Pfizer vaccine only so can only provide second doses for those who had the Pfizer vaccination initially.
All adults are now eligible to receive the vaccine, and this is a simple, convenient, and easy way to do so. Those who have not received a first dose of a COVID vaccination are particularly encouraged to attend this walk-in clinic.
Leader of the Council, Cllr Matt Dormer, said: “We might be the right side of ‘Freedom Day’ now, but the virus is still out there and the best way to protect yourself and your family is with the vaccine. This clinic is much more accessible to more people as it is a prime town centre location and is also running later in the day and on a Saturday for anyone who has been unable to go previously due to work commitments. You can just stop by when you’ve done your shopping!”
Dr Kathryn Cobain, Director of Public Health for Worcestershire said: "Across Worcestershire, our vaccine programme has been really successful, the numbers of people taking up the offer of a vaccine have been positive, and I would like to personally thank everyone who has come forward so far.
“All adults can now have the vaccine and this walk-in clinic will make it much easier for our younger residents to get their first vaccine, as they can just drop in and grab a jab. Vaccination is so important, it not only protects the person receiving the vaccine, but it also helps to stop the spread of the virus, keeping friends and family safe too.”
Dr Ian Tait, GP and Chair of NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire CCG said: “I am thankful to all partners and volunteers who are helping to make these clinics happen in Worcestershire.”
“If you haven’t yet had your vaccine and are thinking about it, please don’t hesitate to pop in for a chat to discuss any questions you might have first.”
This walk-in clinic is part of an ongoing initiative to give those who haven’t already had their first vaccination an opportunity to do so, as well as encouraging the take up of second doses. Booking prior to attending the clinic is not needed making it simple and easy to get a jab and it is not necessary to be registered with a GP to receive a vaccination.
If you are unable to attend this clinic you can find out where you can get your vaccination here: Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines - NHS (www.nhs.uk)
More information about the vaccination programme can be found here: Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines - NHS (www.nhs.uk)