Walk-in vaccines available seven days a week for over 40s at Bedford Heights

Bedford Heights is one of the vaccination centres in Bedford Borough

The Bedford Heights vaccination hub is offering walk-in sessions for over 40s for the remainder of this week. It is hoped that the sessions will continue into the week commencing Monday 24 May.

Residents aged 40 and over can walk into the Bedford Heights centre from 8.30am til 3pm without the need for an appointment to make the most of available Covid-19 (coronavirus) vaccine supplies.

Anyone who is 40 or over or eligible to be vaccinated for another reason should ideally bring their NHS number with them to their appointment. Other forms of identification, such as a driving license, passport or utility bill, are also accepted.

Dr Sarah Whiteman, chair of Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “We’ve given nearly 700,000 doses of vaccine across the area so far and we’re keen to make sure that no one gets left behind.

“We’re opening the doors at our large vaccine centres for walk-ins for a limited time, so you can just turn up and get your jab. If you haven’t got around to booking your vaccine appointment yet, this is the perfect opportunity to start to get protected.”

The walk-in sessions are for those over 40 for their first dose of AstraZeneca. We are looking to extend into week commencing the 24 May and will update our site shortly to reflect this.

Under 30s and pregnant women

Anyone aged 36, 37, 38, or 39 and pregnant women in these age groups can book via the National Booking Service or calling 119.

They should indicate that they are pregnant and will be automatically directed to a vaccine centre using Pfizer. If women have any concerns they should talk to their midwife first.

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