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‘Grab a jab’ in Stoke-on-Trent this weekend

Published: Friday, 25th June 2021

Stoke-on-Trent City Council leaders are urging anybody who is eligible for their COVID-19 vaccine to get it this weekend at one of three walk-in vaccination sites.

The walk-in vaccination sites will be located in Hanley, Smallthorne and Birches Head. They are being held as part of the national Big Weekend – a push to get as many people as possible protected against COVID-19. Hundreds of walk-in NHS COVID-19 vaccination sites will be operating this weekend with adults being able to turn up and ‘grab a jab.’ As well as in Stoke-on-Trent, vaccination sites will also be open across Staffordshire.

Anybody over the age of 18 is eligible for their vaccine. Please check the details of the walk-in centres to ensure you are eligible to attend. It’s important to remember that people presenting for a second dose of COVID protection must receive the same type of vaccine as their first dose.

Details of the clinics being held in the city are:

Site: Smallthorne Branch Surgery, ST6 1SA

Open: Saturday 26th June 9am – 12noon.

For: Over 40-year-olds only - 1st & 2nd Doses 8weeks+ (AZ)

 

Site: Birches Head Medical Centre, Diana Road, Birches Head, Stoke-on-Trent, ST1 6RS

Open: Saturday 26th June 9am - 3pm

For: Over 40-year-olds Only - 1st & 2nd Doses 8 weeks+ (AZ) and Under 40-year-olds (Pfizer)

 

Site: Hanley Equalities Community Centre, ST1 4DU

Open: Saturday 26th June 10.30am – 3.30pm and Sunday 27th June 10.30am - 3.30pm.

For: AZ for over 40s (first and second doses) and Moderna (Under 40s - first and second doses).

 

Councillor Abi Brown, leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council said: “It’s brilliant news that we have three COVID-19 vaccination clinics in our city this weekend as part of the Big Weekend We want everybody who is eligible to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Over the last year, this virus has taken away so much from us, and the best defence we have against it now is the vaccine. It’s safe for all communities to take and if you’re over the age of 18 and haven’t yet had yours, or are eligible for your second dose, I would encourage you to come along to one of the centres this weekend. You don’t need an appointment and the process itself is quick and easy, and the staff and volunteers are friendly.

“We are all in this together and by getting vaccinated as soon as we can, continuing to follow public health guidance such as Hands, Face, and Fresh Air and getting tested at least twice a week, we are progressing even further on our road to recovery.”

Dr Paul Edmondson-Jones, director of adult social care, health integration and wellbeing, said: “The COVID-19 vaccination really is the best protection against this dreadful virus. We’re urging all city residents who are eligible to receive their jab to make use of the walk-in centres over the weekend. The first dose should give protection from three-to-four weeks after you’ve had it, but you need two doses for stronger and longer-lasting protection, so it’s important that you get both doses as directed.

“We are pleased to support the Big Weekend and want as many people as possible to take advantage of the centres on offer. Please spread the word about them with your friends, your families, your neighbours and anybody who you think may be eligible to attend.”

Information on walk in sites across the country can be found via https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/find-a-walk-in-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-site/