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Need a COVID Vaccine? St Mary’s Vaccination Hub is open

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Need a COVID Vaccine? St Mary’s Vaccination Hub is open
16 November 2023

St Mary’s Vaccination Hub will remain open until 31 January 2024 for people who are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Eligibility includes those who will be 65 or over on 31 March 2024, care home residents, frontline health and social care staff, those at increased risk because they are pregnant or have a certain underlying health condition, unpaid carers and household contacts of people with a weakened immune system.

So far this autumn over 430,000 residents across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight have been vaccinated against COVID-19 however, there are still people eligible for a vaccination who are being encouraged to come forward to protect themselves.

Sue Lightfoot, Clinical Lead at St Mary’s Vaccination Hub, said: “Getting your winter vaccinations, such as flu and COVID-19, is one of the most important things you can do to protect yourself from serious illness and, if you’re eligible, we’d urge you to come forward as soon as you can. 

“If you’re eligible it’s because you are at a higher risk of severe illness, or have close contact with someone who is. So it’s really important to get that protection before winter and, if you are under the care of St Mary’s Hospital, you may be offered the flu vaccine at the same appointment.

“We are really pleased to be able to continue to welcome our Island community to the Vaccination Hub at St Mary’s Hospital for their winter vaccinations.”

Shelly and David visited the Vaccination Hub this week to have their COVID jabs.

Shelly from Ryde, said: “I have been very poorly recently, and I am immunosupressed, so I am vulnerable if I get COVID. Getting myself and my partner vaccinated is really important for me.”

David lives in Newport and booked to have his Covid vaccine at St Mary's Vaccination Hub. David said: “The reason I’m have my COVID vaccine is because of my age, but also because I have a long term health condition.”

St Mary’s Vaccination Hub is open every Tuesday and Thursday from 8am to 1.30pm (the Hub will be closed 25 December to 5 January 2024).

People can book via the national booking system, the NHS app, or by calling 119 or the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Covid-19 vaccine helpline on 0300 561 0018 – the line is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 1pm. Please bring your NHS Number with you to your appointment.

People are asked not to call NHS 111, St Mary’s Hospital Switchboard or the Vaccine Hub regarding COVID vaccinations as St Mary's Vaccination Hub is unable to book or amend appointments.

COVID vaccination clinics are also held for children. Appointments should be booked in advance using the National Booking System, or  by calling 119 or the COVID Helpline. Appointments are held in the Children’s Outpatient Department in the North Hospital.

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