Hundreds more people protected after grabbing a jab at walk-ins and COVID-19 vaccine van

Hundreds more people who were yet to have their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine have now grabbed a jab.
More than 1,000 first doses have been put into arms across Cornwall in the past 5 days, as people take up the opportunity to protect themselves against the deadly virus since the launch of walk-in, weekend and evening clinics and the mobile vaccination unit hitting towns and villages

With additional walk-in dates planned, the hope is even more people will take advantage of protecting themselves and their loved ones ahead of lockdown lifting on Monday 19 July.

Walk-in clinics are also continuing for Pfizer first dose only at the large scale vaccination centres at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge and Stithians Showground, 7 days a week between 10am and 6pm.

The mobile COVID-19 vaccination van will be also out and about at the following sites, again for Pfizer first dose only.

  • Helston: Tesco car park, Clodgey Lane, Helton TR13 8PJ, Thursday 15 July, 10am to 5.30pm.
  • Newquay: Piazza, Manor Road, Newquay TR7 1JS. Friday 16 July, 10am to 5.30pm. Pfizer first doses only.
  • St. Just: Cape Cornwall Surgery, Market Street, St. Just TR19 7HX. Friday 16 July, 10am to 5.30pm. Pfizer first doses only.
  • Truro: The Plaza, Lemon Quay, (outside Hall for Cornwall), TR1 2LL, Saturday, 17 July, 9.30am to 5.30pm.

Anyone aged 18 or older who lives in or near St Just can pop into the Cape Cornwall Surgery, Market Street, on Friday 16 July from 10am to 5.30pm. The surgery team at the walk-in are offering first doses of the Pfizer vaccine.

Reeds Pharmacy (next to the Wig and Pen pub), Truro also continues to provide walk-in clinic. Please check our COVID-19 vaccine webpage for the latest details about vaccination sites.

There is no need to book an appointment at the any of the walk-in clinics – just turn up and grab a jab.

GP surgeries who have held walk-ins, including at evening and at weekends to make it even easier for people to receive their vaccine, said they’ve had a good response.

Amanda Menear, practice manager at the Veor Surgery, Camborne, said: “We vaccinated 89 people in 5 hours and while we had hoped to reach the magic 100, we’re delighted to have made it possible for those who hadn’t already had their first dose of the vaccine to do so.”

Iain Davison, clinical lead at the vaccination centres, said: “Nearly 750,000 doses have now gone into people’s arms in Cornwall – this is fantastic news.

“We’re doing all that we can to make it as easy as possible for people to protect themselves, their loved ones and get back to the things they like and enjoy when lockdown is lifted on Monday.

“I’d like to reiterate that it’s really important that people who have had their first dose also come back for their second. A second dose is required to provide the body with better protection against the virus.

“Anyone who has had their first dose can now have their second at 8 weeks rather than 12. If you are already booked for an appointment through the national booking service at 12 weeks, consider logging on to the system and changing it to bring the appointment forward. Vaccinators at the Stithians and Wadebridge showgrounds, will be only too pleased to see you for your second dose. So please, don’t delay and get your jab today, and do it for Cornwall.”

Added on 15 July 2021, in News - COVID-19 vaccine

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