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Covid: Nottinghamshire families can get jabbed together over Easter holidays

In a bid to make it as easy and hassle free as possible, the local NHS is offering families the chance to have the Covid-19 jab together.

Two sites – The Forest Recreation Vaccination Centre and Mansfield Vaccination Centre – are offering parents the chance to get vaccinated at the same time as their children as part of a new family initiative.

Parents or guardians can bring 5-11s to the sites to be vaccinated at specialist child-friendly clinics and also receive their vaccinations including first, second or booster jabs at the same time.

Amanda Sullivan, Accountable Officer of NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG, said: “We hope this will make it as easy as possible for families over the holidays and going forward to come to a site and get protected together.

“We know it can be hard to juggle diaries and appointments, especially during the school holidays. That’s why our sites are offering a chance to get vaccinated in one go and without the need to book an appointment. Families can simply turn up together and get a jab quickly and hassle free.

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“Our 5-11 clinics are very child-friendly, there are lots of distractions including therapy dogs, colouring and toys and our specially trained staff are on hand to support families from start to finish.

“For decades, vaccinations have protected us and our children from potentially serious diseases, including measles and flu and this is no different, it is important that we are fully protected against the virus to give us the best possible defence against Covid-19 and any future variants.”

The sites will be open to families at selected times during the week and weekend and families can walk in without the need to book an appointment.

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Family clinic opening times:

Mansfield Vaccination Centre

Tuesday: 3.30 to 7.20pm

Thursday: 3.30 to 7.20pm

Saturday: 2.00 to 7.30pm

Sunday: 2.00 to 7.30pm

Forest Recreation Vaccination Centre

Monday: 2.30pm-7.20pm

Wednesday: 2.30pm-7.20pm

Saturday: 2.30pm-7.20pm

Sunday: 8.30am-1.30pm

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