Bedford Heights Covid vaccination centre to close over Christmas and New Year

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The Bedford Heights vaccination centre will temporarily close from 25-26 December and 1-2 January.

Large vaccination centres across Luton, and Milton Keynes will also close.

Vaccination centres will be open on Christmas Eve and new year’s eve but appointments need to be pre-booked.

Geraint Davies, Senior Responsible Officer for NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes’ vaccination programme, said: “Our vaccinators will be back to offer life-saving COVID-19 jabs from the 27 December, so do make sure you get yours as soon as it is due.”

He said it was a “fantastic achievement” that 1.5 million jabs have been delivered locally in the past year.

The vaccination centres that will be closed over Christmas and New Year are:

  • Bedford Heights, Manton Lane, Bedford MK41 7BJ
  • Redgrave Centre, 27 Redgrave Gardens, Luton LU3 3QN
  • Saxon Court, 502 Avebury Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 3HS
  • Watling House, High St North, Dunstable LU6 1LF

Dr Sarah Whiteman, GP and Chair of Bedford, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning group added: “We know Christmas is a hugely important time when people want to get together with family and friends and celebrate.”

She said people should still practise the essential basics, such as:

  • meet people outside if possible
  • open doors and windows to let in fresh air if meeting people inside
  • limit the number of people you meet and avoid crowded places
  • wash your hands with soap and water or use hand sanitiser regularly throughout the day
  • Stay at home and get a test asap if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.

For more information on BLMK vaccination centres visit here.

Appointments can be booked here or by calling 119.