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Boardmasters festival-goers invited to grab a COVID jab

Festival-goers at Boardmasters are invited by the NHS to grab a COVID jab before they leave the site on Monday.
Anyone aged 16 years or older who attended the Boardmasters 5-day festival in Newquay will be able to have a first dose COVID vaccine before heading home.

Second doses will also be available for revellers aged 18 or older who have had a first dose of the vaccine 8 weeks before.

There is no need to book an appointment, just walk in and grab a jab.

Vaccinators from the Atlantic Medical Group will be ready and waiting for you on Monday 16 August between 9am and 5.30pm at the Green car park, Boardmasters Festival, Newquay.

Tracey Hembrough, Atlantic Medical Group nurse partner, said: “We hope that after everyone has enjoyed a brilliant few days of live music and getting back to the things they love will take the opportunity while they’re here in Cornwall to grab a jab. By doing so they will not only be protecting themselves but also their loved ones, friends and people living in the area.

“We’re really grateful to the organisers of the Boardmasters Festival for agreeing to let us come onto site and offer vaccinations to everyone who has attended the festival.

“Our team is hoping to see as many glittered up faces and happy smiles as possible during the walk-in.”

Ahead of Tracey and her team’s drop-in on Boardmasters they will also be offering a Newquay walk-in on Sunday to anyone living or visiting Cornwall.

The team will be based between 10am and 5.30pm at the Piazza, Manor Road, Newquay TR7 1JS.

First doses will be available for anyone 16 and over and second doses for anyone who has had their first dose 8 weeks before.

Please continue to check our COVID vaccine webpage for the latest details about vaccination sites.

Added on 13 August 2021, in News - COVID vaccine

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