Solent NHS Trust return to local Southampton fire stations to offer additional walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics
This August, anyone aged 16 and over can walk-in for their first or second COVID-19 vaccination at local Southampton fire stations including Hightown Fire Station and St Mary’s Fire Station.
People can walk-in from 12-6pm for a Pfizer or AstraZeneca jab at Hightown Fire Station in Sholing on the following days:
- Monday 2 August
- Monday 16 August
- Monday 30 August
St Mary’s Fire Station, St Mary’s Road, is also open to walk-in appointments for Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccinations from 12-6pm on:
- Friday 13 August
- Friday 27 August
Second jabs are available at the walk-ins 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 Hightown Fire Station (2, 16 and 30 August) or St Mary’s Fire Station (13 and 27 August) between 12pm and 6pm on foot, there is no parking available at either location. 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: “We are delighted to be returning to the fire stations in Southampton following our first visit in July. A massive thank you to the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service who have continued to support us throughout the vaccination programme. To be able to offer vaccinations from fire stations in the heart of the community makes it even easier for people to get their life-saving jab.”
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service’s Group Manager for Southampton and the New Forest, Ben Allen, said: “Our fire stations are at the heart of the communities we serve, so we’re pleased that, once again, we can help the NHS by making Hightown and St Mary’s available to operate as walk-in vaccination centres for the people of Southampton.
“Both stations will remain fully operational throughout and we urge everyone who lives nearby to make the most of this opportunity.”
People who are unable to attend the walk-in clinics, can pre-book appointments at one of the mass vaccination centres across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight 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 other walk-in clinics in the area.
When visiting the fire stations for a vaccination, people are reminded to follow the ‘hands, face, space’ guidance to help control the virus.