Leeds Covid vaccination pop-up clinics to offer all adults chance to get first or second dose this weekend
All adults in Leeds and West Yorkshire are being offered the chance to get a Covid-19 vaccination this weekend by simply walking into one of a number of pop-up vaccination clinics.
Dubbed ‘Grab a Jab’, the country-wide vaccination push aims to make it as easy as possible for anyone to receive either their first or second dose without having to wait for a pre-booked appointment.
Walk-in clinics are taking place throughout the weekend from Friday and will stretch into Monday.
Text messages are also being sent to people living in areas where there has been a lower uptake of vaccinations with a link to information on local walk-in services.
Dr Phil Wood senior responsible officer for the West Yorkshire Vaccination Programme, said: “Over recent weeks it’s been great to see glimpses of what we once called normal life return and I know we all want restrictions to be lifted.
“The reality of the situation is that getting the vaccine is the best way we can all help to see those restrictions lifted. The more people are fully vaccinated, the more the spread of the virus will be limited and fewer people will end up in hospital.
“That is the aim of ‘Grab a Jab weekend’. It’s about putting needles in as many arms as possible and making the process easy for everyone to get their jabs - whether that is a first or second dose. If you are 18 or over please go and grab your jab.”
Second doses have been brought forward to eight weeks following evidence showing how important the second jab is in protecting people against the Delta variant that is now spreading across the country. Giving these at eight weeks will still ensure the vaccines provide people with the maximum protection against Covid-19.
“This virus has devastating consequence for people of all ages and backgrounds. Getting everyone vaccinated remains the most important way of getting back to normality – it’s that simple,” added Dr Wood.
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