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Grab-a-jab in Bracknell town centre

COVID-19 vaccination vial

Whether you’ll be shopping or visiting Bracknell’s town centre this Friday (9 July) to Monday (12 July), you’ll be able to 'grab-a-jab' on your travels and at your convenience.

A COVID-19 vaccination pop-up unit will be situated in Union Square (near to Primark) over the course of the 4 days, between the hours of 12pm and 7pm. Vaccinators will be on hand to vaccinate anyone over the age of 18, yet to receive their first vaccine.

No appointment is needed and no ID is required. Simply just turn up and provide your name and address.

Whilst the driving force to set up this pop-up clinic is to encourage the younger population in Bracknell Forest to get vaccinated, anyone over the aged of 18 who lives, works or studies in the borough will be eligible to use the walk-in service.

Please note that this service will not be providing second doses.

Jeremy Mellins, a Bracknell GP and clinical director for one of the local Primary Care Networks, said:

“The COVID-19 vaccination programme across Bracknell Forest continues to drive forward at pace with a large percentage of residents over the age of 40 now being vaccinated. Many double jabbed which is great news.

“In addition, our focus is now to encourage younger people to get vaccinated, especially those aged 18 to 29, to help protect themselves, their family and friends.

“As a town and a country, the more people that are vaccinated, the greater our chances are of moving out of this pandemic in the safest possible way.”

Stuart Lines, Director of Public Health for East Berkshire, said:

“We would like to thank everyone who has come forward for their vaccine so far. The current data shows that the vaccine is significantly helping to reduce the number of people with COVID-19 becoming ill and requiring hospitalisation.

"Having both doses of the vaccine is not only helping to protect individuals against becoming seriously ill from the virus, but also family and friends and those around them.

"By working together to stop the spread, we are getting closer to safely returning to normal life.”

Other vaccination options

If you’re unable to get to the town centre for your vaccination, there are other options available to you.

If you’re registered with these practices in Bracknell Forest, you can pre-book your first or second vaccination:

  • Binfield Surgery
  • Easthampstead Surgery
  • Forest Health Group
  • Gainsborough Practice
  • Great Hollands Medical Practice
  • Green Meadows
  • Kings Corner Surgery
  • Magnolia House
  • Sandhurst Group Practice
  • Waterfield

Contact the Waitrose site on 01344 233 300 or 07518 900 306. Alternatively, email info@berkshireprimarycare.co.uk

If you’re registered with these practices, you can pre-book your first or second vaccination:

  • Evergreen Practice
  • Crownwood Medical Centre
  • Ringmead Medical Practice

Email baccg.ringmead.healthtriangle@nhs.net or leave a voice message or text 07840 887 023.

Alternatively you can book your vaccination appointments online or by calling 119.

In line with the government’s latest guidance for second dose appointments of the COVID-19 vaccine, this can now be brought forward from 12 to 8 weeks for all cohorts who have yet to receive their second dose. This is to make sure everyone has the strongest possible protection from the Delta variant of the virus at the earliest opportunity possible.