November 24, 2022
Bag a booster this Black Friday weekend
The NHS in Wakefield District is going all out this weekend to help people bag a booster alongside their Black Friday bargains.
Extra walk-in appointments will be available at vaccination centres across the district. There will also be a range of pop-up clinics in local communities to make it as easy as possible for people to get the vital top-up jab ahead of winter.
There will be walk-in vaccination sessions taking place at:
Queen Elizabeth Vaccination Centre, Queen Elizabeth Road, Wakefield, WF1 4AA
16+ Friday 25 November, 8.15 am to 3.30 pm
5 to 11s Saturday 26 November, 8.15 am to 10.30 am
12 to 15s Saturday 26 November, 11.30 am to 5.30 pm
16+ Saturday 26 November, 11.30 am to 5.30 pm
16+ Monday 28 November, 8.15 am to 1.30 pm
Sharlston Pharmacy, 74 Weeland Road, Sharlston Common, Wakefield, WF4 1DB
18+ Friday 25 November, 3.30 pm to 6.30pm
18+ Saturday 26 November, 9am to 6pm
Oasis Centre South Elmsall
12+ Tuesday 29 November, 9am to 3pm
Castleford Civic Centre
16+ Friday 25 November, 2pm to 5pm
Exel Pharmacy Normanton
16+ Friday 25 November, 9am to 6pm
16+ Saturday 26 November, 9am to 6pm
16+ Monday 28 November, 9am to 6pm
16+ Tuesday 29 November, 9am to 6pm
Sandal Rugby Club, Standbridge Lane, Sandal, Wakefield, WF2 7DY
12+ Monday 28 November, 1.30pm to 7pm
12+ Tuesday 29 November, 10am to 2pm
12+ Wednesday 30 November, 1pm to 5pm
Details of all clinics in Wakefield District are available on the national site finder at www.nhs.uk/grab-a-jab.
The protection from vaccines reduces over time so the booster is being offered to those at greatest risk from COVID-19 to increase their protection during the winter months when viruses spread most easily. This includes everyone aged 50 and over and those with conditions that put them at greater risk from COVID-19, such as people with weakened immune systems and pregnant women.
Chris Skelton, Senior Responsible Officer for the Vaccination Rollout in Wakefield District, said:
“The Bag a booster weekend is about making it as easy as possible for people to get their booster to top up their protection this winter.
“It’s easy to forget the devastating consequences of COVID-19 now that we’re back to a normal way of life but the virus is still with us and we need to do all we can to prevent another surge this winter and keep people protected.
“If you are eligible, please visit one of our clinics this weekend to bag your booster and help protect you and others this winter. Vaccination centres are also offering first and second vaccines so it’s never too late to get whichever dose you need”.