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Coronavirus: Walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics for 40 year olds and over in Shropshire

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People aged 40 and above in Shropshire are being urged to go to a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic if they haven’t been vaccinated already, or if they are due for their second dose.

The pop-up clinics are being held at Shrewsbury Indoor Bowls Centre, in Sundorne, and no appointment is needed.

  • Shrewsbury Indoor Bowls Centre from Sunday 20 June to Tuesday 22 June, and again on Sunday 27 June, from 8.30am to 1pm

Getting a vaccination couldn’t be easier, and staff will be vaccinating local people, regardless of where they live. The clinic is for anyone aged 40 or over to have either their first jab of the AstraZeneca vaccine or, if their first jab was eight weeks ago or more, their second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine is our single best defence in the fight against coronavirus, reducing hospitalisations by 85%, and health leaders are urging people aged 40 and over to take up this opportunity to get their vaccination if they have not yet done so to protect themselves and their family.

Angie Wallace, Programme Director for the Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin COVID-19 Vaccination Service, said:

We know that COVID-19 vaccinations are our best protection against getting ill from coronavirus, so we want to make it as easy as possible for everyone who is eligible in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin get their vaccine.

The walk-in clinics offer a flexible alternative to a booked appointment, and all you need to do is turn up – you don’t even have to be registered with a GP or live in England.

If you are 40 or over and haven’t yet received your first dose or second dose of the vaccine, just turn up at the Shrewsbury Indoor Bowls Centre walk-in clinic and get vaccinated – it really couldn’t be easier!

Don’t forget you need two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine for maximum protection.”

More walk-in sessions across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin are being planned, including clinics for those who are under the age of 40. Details of future walk-in clinics will be advertised in the media, on social media (please follow @STW_ICS) or on the website: Walk-In Covid-19 Vaccination Clinics

The walk-in sessions come as the Government has started a race to vaccinate the nation in order to lift restrictions, following the postponement of 21 June Step 4’s ‘Freedom Day’ because of the rapid increase in virus cases nationally, and other factors.

The vaccination programme continues to be successfully delivered across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, and as of 17 June 2021 over 580,850 doses have been delivered and, of those aged 25 and over, 83.6% have had their first dose; and of those aged 50 and over, 93% have had both doses.

Further information 

  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or a positive test result please do not leave your home and self-isolate immediately. For more guidance click here 
  • People without symptoms of COVID-19 should test twice a week – find out more here 
  • The NHS will contact you when your vaccination is ready or to find out if you are already eligible click here 
  • Indoor gatherings are limited to 6 people or 2 households  
  • Face masks should be worn in indoor settings unless you are exempt  
  • Remain cautious when meeting with people outside your bubble  
  • Follow the hands-face-space-fresh air guidance 
  • Continue to work from home if you can  
  • You should continue to follow the guidance even if you have been vaccinated.