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Vaccinations with a view in the Winchester Cathedral grounds

Winchester Cathedral during the day

Anyone aged 16 and over can walk-in for their first or second COVID-19 vaccination in the historic grounds of Winchester Cathedral on Tuesday 17 August.

People can walk-in for a Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccination at the clinic, which is being run by Solent NHS Trust, between 11am-5pm. Second jabs are available at the walk-in if it has been at least eight weeks since the first dose.

To use the walk-in vaccine service, people will need to arrive at Winchester Cathedral between 11am and 5pm on Tuesday 17 August on foot, there is no parking available. Vaccines are offered on a first come, first served basis and there may be a short wait for people to receive their vaccine.

Stephanie Clark, Clinical Lead for Community Vaccinations at Solent NHS Trust, said: “To hold a walk-in vaccination pop-up at such an iconic and beautiful setting like the grounds of Winchester Cathedral is just fantastic and will be a memorable moment for many. By hosting clinics in locations that are at the heart of our communities across Hampshire, it makes it even easier for people to come and get their life-saving vaccinations.

“If you are in the area on Tuesday 17 August, and wish to receive a vaccine, please do make the most of the opportunity and drop-in at the cathedral. Our team of friendly clinicians and volunteers will be on hand to welcome you and make the experience as easy as possible.”

Alison Evans, Chief Operating Officer for Winchester Cathedral, said: “We are delighted that the Cathedral can play a part in helping the NHS to be visible in the heart of the city, and we hope many people are able to take advantage of this opportunity.” 

People who are unable to attend the walk-in clinic, can pre-book appointments at one of the mass vaccinations centres across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight by visiting or by calling 119, free of charge. Alternatively, people can contact their GP or click here for details of other walk-in clinics in the area.

When visiting the cathedral grounds for a vaccination, people are reminded to follow the ‘hands, face, space’ guidance to help control the virus.

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