Vaccination bus returns to town centre this Saturday

Vaccination bus returns to town centre this Saturday
14 October 2021

COVID vaccination bus will be stopping in the town centre on Saturday to provide a pop-up vaccination clinic, offering first, second and booster COVID vaccinations to anyone who is eligible.

The clinic will be a walk-in, meaning that no appointment is necessary, and have Pfizer on offer for first, second and booster doses from 9am until 5pm at the Joseph Pease statue.

Since August, over 1,000 COVID vaccinations have been provided in the town centre by NHS pop-up clinics, including most recently on Darlington’s vaccination bus for the Arts Festival.

Saturday’s pop-up clinic will once again be staffed by the NHS vaccination team from the Darlington Arena Vaccination Centre.

Anyone who is attending the clinic for their second dose must ensure it has been at least eight weeks since they had their first and anyone attending for their booster must ensure it has been 182 days since their second dose of any COVID vaccine.

Councillor Nicholson, Cabinet Member for Health and Housing, said “We’re pleased to be able to provide the NHS our vaccination bus for another town centre pop-up clinic, which will make getting a first, second or booster dose even easier for eligible residents and visitors.

“Previous pop-ups in the town centre have been a fantastic success, resulting in over 1,000 vaccinations in total being administered during events such as the Pride Weekender, Food Festival and Arts Festival.

“We urge everyone who is eligible for a vaccination to visit the pop-up clinic whilst enjoying everything our town centre has to offer.”

First and second dose appointments for over 16s and booster appointments for over 50s are also available to book in Darlington via the national online booking service or by phoning 119.

The clinic will be a walk-in, meaning that no appointment is necessary, and have Pfizer on offer for first, second and booster doses from 9am until 5pm.

Since August, over 1,000 COVID vaccinations have been provided in the town centre by NHS pop-up clinics, including most recently on Darlington’s vaccination bus for the Arts Festival.

Saturday’s pop-up clinic will once again be staffed by the NHS vaccination team from the Darlington Arena Vaccination Centre.

Anyone who is attending the clinic for their second dose must ensure it has been at least eight weeks since they had their first and anyone attending for their booster must ensure it has been 182 days since their second dose of any COVID vaccine.

Councillor Nicholson, Cabinet Member for Health and Housing, said: “We’re pleased to be able to provide the NHS our vaccination bus for another town centre pop-up clinic, which will make getting a first, second or booster dose even easier for eligible residents and visitors.

“Previous pop-ups in the town centre have been a fantastic success, resulting in over 1,000 vaccinations in total being administered during events such as the Pride Weekender, Food Festival and Arts Festival.

“We urge everyone who is eligible for a vaccination to visit the pop-up clinic whilst enjoying everything our town centre has to offer.”

First and second dose appointments for over 16s and booster appointments for over 50s are also available to book in Darlington via the national online booking service or by phoning 119.

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