Grab a Jab at large-scale vaccination centres across Hampshire
Anyone aged over 18 can now walk-in for their first or second COVID-19 vaccination at the Solent NHS Trust run large-scale vaccination centres across Hampshire and Isle of Wight including Basingstoke Fire Station, St James’s Hospital in Portsmouth, Oakley Road in Millbrook, Southampton and The Riverside Centre on the Isle of Wight.
To use the walk-in vaccine service, people will need to arrive at one of the vaccination centres between 8am and 7.30pm, Monday to Sunday (for Basingstoke, Southampton and Portsmouth) and at the times listed here for the Riverside Centre on the Isle of Wight. Vaccines are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and there may be a short wait for people to receive their vaccine. People should bring their NHS number if they have it.
Second vaccinations are available at the walk-ins if it has been at least eight weeks since the first dose.
- Second vaccinations for Astra Zeneca and Pfizer can be offered at Basingstoke Fire Station and Oakley Road, Millbrook in Southampton.
- Second vaccinations for Astra Zeneca and Moderna can be offered at St James’ Hospital in Portsmouth.
- Second vaccinations for Astra Zeneca and Pfizer can be offered at The Riverside Centre on the Isle of Wight.
Getting the second dose is vital to getting longer lasting and maximum protection offered by the vaccines, with recent research also showing they are highly effective against the Delta/Indian strain of the virus.
David Noyes, Chief Operating Officer at Solent NHS Trust, said: “We are delighted to be reopening walk-in appointments at the large-scale vaccination centres, following the success of the original open access pilots earlier this year. Our walk-in service proved popular earlier in the year and we are looking forward to reoffering this opportunity for people to be able to get their life-saving vaccination whilst they go about their daily lives.”
Pre-booked appointments continue to be offered at all the large-scale vaccination centres by visiting www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or by calling 119, free of charge. Alternatively, people can contact their GP or click here for details of walk-in clinics?”
Latest figures (4 July) show that in Hampshire, 85.2% of people have received their first dose of the vaccine - 66.3% have received their second dose.
Whilst visiting the centres, people are reminded to follow the ‘hands, face, space’ guidance to help control the virus.