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Grab a jab: Weekend push for life-saving jabs as walk-in clinics open across the East Midlands – see list

Walk-in clinics are opening across the East Midlands this weekend in a big push to get as many people as possible vaccinated against COVID-19.

The bumper weekend of walk-ins, which runs from Friday 25 until Monday 28 June, aims to make it easier and more convenient than ever for all adults who have not had either dose of their vaccine yet to come forward – crucially boosting the numbers of people receiving their first and second dose jabs.

People will be able to choose from mobile, pop-up and pharmacy-led vaccine sites across the region offering walk-in appointments, with no appointment needed. This is in addition to the pre-bookable appointments which are still available to book via the NHS website.

The NHS has launched a new online service at www.nhs.uk/grab-a-jab enabling people to simply enter their postcode and find their nearest walk-in site. This will be live shortly. Text messages will be sent to people living nearby who haven’t had their first dose yet.

From walk-in services at Newark and Lincolnshire Showgrounds, Derby Arena, Melton Sports Village and Princess Royal Sports Arena, Boston, to the University of Nottingham’s King’s Meadow Campus, Nottingham’s Forest Recreation Site and the former Wickes site in Mansfield, NHS staff and volunteers are pulling out the stops to offer convenient jab appointments.

Alison Tonge, the NHS England and NHS Improvement director responsible for overseeing the vaccination programme across the Midlands, said:

“I would urge everyone who has yet to have a first dose or second dose of the life-saving COVID-19 vaccine to pop along to one of the many participating walk-in clinics taking place across the East Midlands this weekend. We are confident that people can find a date and location to suit everyone and many clinics are open this weekend from 8am-9pm.You can also book a jab at www.nhs.uk/covid-vaccination.

“As the largest-ever NHS vaccination programme continues, these walk-in sites are key to ensuring that no-one is left behind for any reason.

“We know that getting both doses is vital to maximising the protection that the vaccine offers, so please come forward for both jabs, and follow the tens of millions who have already got themselves this essential protection from COVID-19.”

The East Midlands walk-in sites open this weekend are as follows.

Derbyshire

  • Casa Hotel, Chesterfield
  • Derby Arena
  • Ikhlas Community Centre, Derby
  • Littlewick, Ilkeston
  • Long Eaton Health Centre, Long Eaton
  • Market Street, Clay Cross
  • Sharley Park, Claycross
  • Stubley, Dronfield
  • Winding Wheel, Chesterfield

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

  • Barley Croft Community Centre, Westcotes
  • Melton Sports Village, Melton Mowbray
  • Merridale Medical Centre, Merridale
  • Peepul Centre, Leicester
  • Sturdee Road Medical Centre, Leicester
  • Thorpe Astley Community Centre, Thorpe Astley

Lincolnshire

  • Lincolnshire Showground
  • Newlands Pharmacy, Lincoln
  • Princess Royal Sports Arena, Boston
  • The Arboretum, Lincoln (Monks Road entrance)
  • The Storehouse, Skegness

Northamptonshire

  • Brackley Medical Centre, Brackley
  • Greens Norton Community Centre, Greens Norton
  • Harborough Fields Surgery, Rushden
  • Kings Heath Vaccination Centre, Northampton
  • Monksfield Surgery, Daventry
  • Parkwood  , Rushden
  • Regent Pharmacy, Wellingborough
  • Royal Pavilion Vaccination Centre, Northampton
  • Woodsend, Corby

Nottinghamshire

  • Ashfield Health Village, Kirkby in Ashfield
  • Boots, Beeston
  • Boots, Newark
  • Eagle’s Nest Community Centre, Hucknall
  • Forest Recreation Ground, Nottingham
  • Gamston Community Centre, Gamston
  • Jaysons Pharmacy, Wollaton
  • Kings Meadow Campus, Dunkirk
  • Kings Mill Hospital, Sutton in Ashfield
  • Lifespring Centre, New Ollerton
  • Mansfield Wickes Site, Mansfield
  • Nabbs Lane Pharmacy at Rolls Royce Leisure, Hucknall
  • Newark Showground
  • Queen’s Medical Centre
  • Richard Herrod Leisure Centre, Gedling

The list is correct at time of issue on 25 June. Please check www.nhs.uk/grab-a-jab for full details and opening hours.