Act now – Walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics across Essex for people aged 40 and over

June 18, 2021

This week all of our vaccination centres in Mid and South Essex are opening its their doors to walk-in sessions as the NHS continues to encourage everyone eligible to come forward to have their coronavirus jab.

The walk in clinics are for people aged 40 and over to receive their first dose of the vaccine and for people aged over 40 who would like to bring forward their second dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine from 12 to eight weeks.

The drop-in sessions for the AstraZeneca vaccine come as the biggest and fastest vaccination programme in NHS history continues to roll out.

The Lodge vaccination centre in Wickford, Chelmsford Racecourse vaccination centre, The Cliffs Pavilion vaccination centre, The Mill vaccination centre in Rayleigh, Runnymede Hall vaccination centre in Thundersley, Alastair Farquharson Centre vaccination centre at Thurrock Community Hospital and Tylers Ride vaccination centre in South Woodham Ferrers, will be open for walk in appointments from Monday 14th June until Sunday 20th from 10am until 6pm every day as supply allows.

Everyone turning up for their first dose must either bring their NHS number with them or alternatively ID with proof of their age, for example a driving licence or passport. If you’re arriving for your second dose, please bring your first dose appointment card with you that shows the vaccine you were given. If you don’t have this, please make sure to bring your NHS number.

Nigel Leonard, Executive Director of Strategy and Transformation at EPUT, who is co-ordinating the vaccination centres across Suffolk and North East Essex and Mid and South Essex, said: “These walk in appointments are designed to encourage people who would like the flexibility to just turn up for their vaccine to fit in with their life commitments.”

Please be aware that there might be a wait while we make sure everyone is vaccinated safely and in line with social distancing rules so you could be asked to return later in the day, the site will close when all the vaccines available on the day have been given.

The weather is looking very warm for the end of the week so please dress appropriately – bring a drink and even something to sit on in case there is a queue.

People who are age over 21 can still book online at nhs.uk/covid-vaccination or phone 119 to get their appointment scheduled for a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.

Background:
• People aged 39 and under who are eligible and pregnant women are being offered the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine in line with updated JCVI guidance. These walk-in clinics are offering Astra Zeneca only, so we’d encourage people in these groups to go online and book their jab.