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Changes to opening times at mass vaccination centres

The three mass vaccination centres in Southampton, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight will be changing their opening hours from next week.

Currently the Solent NHS Trust-run sites at Oakley Road in Southampton, St James’ Hospital in Portsmouth and the Riverside Centre on the Isle of Wight run sessions 8am – 8pm seven days a week.

From Monday 7 February the centres will continue to operate from 8am – 8pm, but on the following days:

  • Oakley Road, Southampton – Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
  • St James’ Hospital, Portsmouth – Monday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Riverside Centre, Isle of Wight – Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

The vaccination centres will continue to offer walk-ins and appointments for:

  • First and second (after 12 weeks of the first dose) vaccinations for young people aged 12-15, as well as 16 and 17-year-olds. 
  • First and second (after 8 weeks of the first dose) vaccinations for people aged 18 and over.
  • Booster vaccinations to people over the age of 16 (3 months after second vaccination).
  • A 3rd dose and booster dose (4th dose) for people who are immunocompromised.

The vaccination offer will continue to be complemented by an array of pop-up clinics that Solent NHS Trust is running at venues across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, giving people an even wider range of opportunities to receive their first, second or booster vaccination.

Angela Anderson, Solent NHS Trust’s Clinical Director of COVID-19 vaccinations, said: “Our mass vaccination centres have been a great success – delivering over 750,000 vaccines to our communities since we first opened the doors to the public over a year ago.

“Our focus is now to offer more people the opportunity to take up the vaccines through our roving clinics. These sessions are proving to be an effective way to reach out to areas where vaccination take-up is lower.

“The COVID-19 vaccines are the best way to protect yourself and others from becoming seriously ill or have long-term effects from the virus. We continue to open up even more opportunities for people to get vaccinated – it is never too late to receive the vaccine.”

Over the next fortnight, pop-up clinics will take place on:

  • Thursday 3 February
    • Northam Community Centre, Southampton
    • Fareham Fire Station – 12 – 8pm
  • Friday 4 February
    • St Marys Fire Station, Southampton – 1pm – 8pm
    • Places Leisure, Eastleigh – 9am – 1pm
    • Landport Community Centre, Portsmouth – 9am – 6pm
  • Saturday 5 February
    • Mercy Revival Church, Southampton – 9am – 5pm
    • Freemantle Church, Southampton – 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 6 February
    • Romsey Rapids – 10am – 6pm
    • Buckland Community Centre – 9am – 1.30pm
  • Monday 7 February
    • Southampton City College – 11am – 7pm
  • Tuesday 8 February
    • Hardley Fire Station, Southampton – 1pm – 8pm
    • The Heights Leisure Centre, IOW – 5pm – 8pm
  • Wednesday 9 February
    • Redbridge Fire Station, Southampton – 1pm-8pm
  • Friday 11 February
    • St Mary’s Fire Station, Southampton – 1pm-8pm
  • Saturday 12 February
    • Romsey Rapids – 10am – 6pm
  • Sunday 13 February
    • Taqwah Mosque, Northam, Southampton – 11am – 6pm
  • Tuesday 15 February
    • Hythe Fire Station, Southampton, 1pm-8pm

Vaccinations are also available at walk-in clinics provided by GP practices, outreach clinics, hospital hubs and pharmacies. People are also able to book an appointment through the National Booking System.

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