Everyone over 18 invited to take part in Doncaster’s big vaccination weekend

Calling all residents of Doncaster – get your Covid vaccinations this weekend as drop-in centres open up across the borough.

Thursday, 24th June 2021, 9:28 am

Everyone aged 18 and over is invited to get their first or second jabs as part of the continuing national drive to get all eligible adults vaccinated by next month.

Chair of the Doncaster NHS Clinical Commissioning Group Dr David Crichton said: “This is a great opportunity to ‘grab the jab’ at a variety of venues all opening up this Saturday and Sunday to help protect everyone against coronavirus.

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There are five places where you can get the vaccine this weekend

“Our programme of vaccinations has been phenomenal so far, but we still have a way to go to make sure everyone has the chance to get their first or second jab where eligible. To date more than 200,000 have received their first dose in Doncaster, representing over 78 per cent of the adult population, and 61 per cent have received both doses.

“Our friendly and expert teams of vaccinators and volunteers will be on hand to make sure everyone is COVID safe and has a good experience at our drop-in centres, so please come forward and let’s do it for Doncaster!”

The details are:

Dearne Valley Leisure Centre, Saturday, June 26, 1-4pm;

The Keepmoat Stadium, Saturday, June 26, 9am-5pm;

Rutland House on Saturday AND Sunday, 8am-8pm;

Adwick Leisure Centre, Saturday, 10am and 6pm, AND Sunday, 9am-5pm;

Thorne Leisure Centre, Saturday, 2-4.30pm.

All adults over the age of 18 are invited to these drop-in sessions where Astra Zeneca and Pfizer will be available, supplies allowing. Vaccinations can be given to younger people (16+) if they are clinically vulnerable, are living with an adult with severe immunosuppression or are carers (paid or unpaid). Care home workers and residents and Doncaster’s health and social care workers are also welcome.

You must be a Doncaster resident but don’t have to be registered with a Doncaster GP.

Students returning home to Doncaster from university are also welcome to get their jabs, even if they’re registered with a GP in their place of study.

A spokesman said: “Please come prepared in case there’s a queue at your chosen venue with refreshments if the weather is hot. Please also be aware there may be limited parking at some venues, so you may want to attend on foot or use public transport.”

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