Lichfield people offered COVID-19 vaccine at city fire station walk-in clinic on February 8

Walk-in vaccination centre, 11.30am-4.30pm 8 February, Lichfield Fire Station.

Lichfield residents are being given the chance to get their COVID-19 jabs up to date at a walk-in clinic being held at Lichfield Fire Station on Tuesday, February 8.

The fire station, in Birmingham Road, will be opening its doors between 11.30am and 4.30pm. An NHS vaccination team will be staffing the walk-in clinic and anyone wanting the jab can just turn up on the day, with no appointment needed.

The clinic will be offering the Pfizer vaccine to children aged 12-15, along with first, second and booster doses for people aged 16 and over, and the third dose which is being offered to people with a weakened immune system.

Dr Paddy Hannigan, Clinical Lead for the vaccination programme in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, said: “We are keen to encourage more people in the Lichfield area to get fully vaccinated and would urge anyone in the city who is eligible and has not yet received their latest jab to come along to this walk-in clinic at Lichfield Fire Station.

“We are still seeing significant numbers of patients coming forward for their first doses, and we are very happy to welcome them. If you have not yet had your first jab, then you are not alone and please don’t feel that you have missed your chance – we will be very happy to see you.

“It is vitally important that as many people as possible receive all of their COVID-19 jabs, both for their own health, and also for the safety of their loved ones and the wider community.

“We understand that for some people making an appointment or committing to a time in general may be difficult or inconvenient, so to help we have introduced walk-in clinics to make it as easy possible for everyone who is eligible to get all of their doses.”

Booster vaccinations will only be given three months or more after someone has had their second jab and anyone turning up at a walk-in centre before this date will not be eligible.

Anybody who is eligible for a third vaccine due to a weakened immune system must bring along a referral letter from their GP or a hospital doctor, as walk-in centres cannot offer the third dose without one. You must have waited at least eight weeks from the date of your second dose before receiving your third jab.

Please note that walk-in clinics are being run by the NHS, Staffordshire County Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council using the fire stations as a location – do not contact the fire station or the fire service with any queries about appointments.

Up-to-date details and times for all Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent COVID-19 vaccination walk-in clinics can be found at https://www.twbstaffsandstoke.org.uk/coronavirus/how-to-get-a-vaccine-where-and-travelling

You don’t need to be registered with a GP or have an NHS number to get your jab, but it will be quicker if you do, so take that information with you if you can.

Appointments for vaccines can also be booked online through the National Booking System by visiting www.nhs.uk, or by calling 119.

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