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Children aged 5-11 offered more chances to get a jab over May half-term thanks to walk-in clinics

Children aged 5-11 offered more chances to get a jab over May half-term thanks to walk-in clinics

This May half-term, more children aged 5-11 will be able to access a COVID-19 vaccine as Solent NHS Trust launches walk-in appointments for children across its three mass vaccination centres.

Solent, as part of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Vaccination Programme, will offer walk-in appointments at Oakley Road in Southampton, Hamble House in Portsmouth, and Riverside on the Isle of Wight, as well as in clinics in the community, with no need to book in advance.

To find opening times of the clinics and details of your nearest walk-in, please visit the NHS walk-in site: www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-walk-in-coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-site and search for your local area. Vaccines are offered on a first come, first served basis and there may be a short wait for people to receive their vaccine.

Angela Anderson, Deputy Chief Nurse, and Clinical Director for the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme at Solent NHS Trust, said:

“The decision to get your child vaccinated, as a parent or guardian, is yours. Not only can the vaccine help protect your child against serious COVID infection, but it can also decrease the risk of passing on the infection to others and reduce the impact it can have on their education. So, if you or your child have not yet received the vaccine, why not walk-in to one of our centres this half-term.

“Our fantastic teams have created a child and family friendly atmosphere to ensure that everyone is as comfortable as possible when getting their jabs and we are on hand every step of the way to answer any queries you may have about the vaccine.”

If you would rather book and appointment, slots must be booked via the national booking system (www.nhs.uk). People in Hampshire can also call the Hampshire and Isle of Wight COVID-19 Vaccination Helpline on 0300 561 0018 to find their nearest site (including more walk-ins and pop-ups) and book their next appointment. Those wanting to attend as a family but who are not the parent must bring evidence of parental guardianship or parental responsibility.

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pals@solent.nhs.uk

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Email: InformationGovernanceTeam@solent.nhs.uk

Phone: 0300 123 3919

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Highpoint Venue
Bursledon Road
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Central office phone: 0300 123 3390

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