Portsmouth over-45s urged to get Covid jab at St James' Hospital vaccination centre

PEOPLE are being reminded that Covid vaccination appointments are still available at St James’ Hospital Vaccination Centre.

By Neil Fatkin
Friday, 23rd April 2021, 12:45 pm
Updated Friday, 23rd April 2021, 1:08 pm

Anyone one who is eligible, including people who are aged 45 and over, who have not yet received their jab are urged to come forward and do so.A statement from the hospital said: ‘Take-up of the vaccine has been exceptionally strong; five out of six people in the first nine priority groups have already chosen to take up the offer.

‘This offer remains on the table, so if you are in these groups and haven't take it up yet, there is still time.

‘If you receive an invitation from your GP, please do act on it as soon as possible so that you can join the millions of others who are helping to protect themselves and others, and continue our progress back towards normal life.’

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Dr Wendy Peters giving Jackie Blake a vaccination jab at St James Hospital, Portsmouth on 17 February 2021. Picture: Habibur Rahman

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The centre is open seven days a week from 8am to 8pm and people can choose from a range of appointment slots which can be booked by calling 119 or via the online NHS booking system.

If appointments slots are full, people are urged to ‘keep checking the national booking system as more appointments will become available’.Vaccinations continue to be offered to those in line with recommendations from the independent Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation.

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