How to get a vaccine, where and travelling

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  • How to get a vaccine and where

    The NHS will contact you when it's your turn to have the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination. You'll be contacted by letter, text or email with information on how to book your appointment. Alternatively, if eligible, you can visit a walk-in clinic, no appointment needed. 

    The vaccine is being offered at vaccination centres, walk-in clinics, pharmacies and some local NHS services such as hospitals or GP surgeries.

    If you're invited to have your vaccination at a larger vaccination centre or at a pharmacy, you'll get a letter.

    If you have received a letter but not booked an appointment you may get a phone call from the NHS Immunisation Management Service. This will be a reminder to book your COVID-19 vaccination appointments. The person you speak to will see if you need any help and support. They will not call you to book appointments over the phone.

    If you have difficulties communicating or hearing, or are a British Sign Language (BSL) user, you can use textphone 18001 119 or the NHS 119 BSL interpreter service to book your appointment.

  • Walk-in vaccination clinics

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    Looking for a walk-in clinic near you? You’re in the right place. Check out the table below for a quick overview. For full details including addresses and maps, visit the national Grab a jab walk-in finder

    If you are visiting a walk-in clinic, no appointment is needed, just turn up to one of the below walk-in clinics, and present your vaccination card if you already had a 1st dose. 

    Alternatively, you can book an appointment by calling 119 or visiting the National Booking System.

    Two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine give you the best protection from coronavirus.

    Please note that all second doses are only available after 8+ weeks of your first vaccination, if you attend a walk in clinic before the 8 weeks, you will be turned away.

    Site

    Date/time

    For

    Tamworth Vaccination Centre

    13-14 Ankerside Shopping Centre 

    B79 7LG

    15th October 9am-5:30pm

    16th October 9am-5:30pm

    17th October 11am-2.30pm

     

     

     

    16+

    Pfizer

    1st & 2nd

    Sacred Heart Church, Tamworth 19th October 10.30am - 2.30pm

    Moderna

    1st & 2nd

    Kingston Centre

    Fairway, Stafford ST16 3TW

    12pm & 4pm

    Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

    1st, 2nd, 3rd, and booster 

    Please note that the booster dose is only available for those who meet the below criteria and must have had had their second dose 6 months previously (182 days)

    Smallthorne Community Centre

    ST6 1QE

    21st October 8.30am - 5.40pm

    (no appointments 1-1.30)

     

    16+

    ID needed

    Pfizer

    1st/2nd & Booster

    Please note that the booster dose is only available for those who meet the below criteria and must have had had their second dose 6 months previously (182 days)

     

    Alderwood Medical Practice

    WS11 1QN

    16th October 9am - 12pm

    16+

    Pfizer

    1st & 2nd

    SpringPharm 

    Unit 13 Mercian Business Park, Felspar Road, Tamworth, B77 4DP

    October

    Monday 18th 25th  – 9am to 3pm

    Tuesday 19th 26th – 8am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pm

    Wednesday 20th 27th – 8am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm

    Thursday 21st 28th – 8am to 12pm and 1pm to 5pm

    Saturday 16th 23rd 30th 9am to 2pm

     

    16+

    Pfizer

    1st & 2nd

    Tamworth Mercia Fire Station

    B79 7QL

    This is a walk in clinic ran by the NHS - please do not contact the fire station about appointments. This is a walk-in clinic using the fire service as a location and they are not running the service

    21st October 10.30am - 2.30pm

    26th October 10:30am-3:30pm

    16+

    Moderna (and Pfizer on 21st)

    1st & 2nd

    Longton Fire Station

    ST3 4QE

    This is a walk in clinic ran by the NHS - please do not contact the fire station about appointments. This is a walk-in clinic using the fire service as a location and they are not running the service
    27th October 10:30am-4pm

    18+

    Moderna

    1st & 2nd

    Rising Brook Fire Station

    ST17 9NF

    This is a walk in clinic ran by the NHS - please do not contact the fire station about appointments. This is a walk-in clinic using the fire service as a location and they are not running the service
    28th October 10:30am-3:30pm

    18+

    Moderna

    1st & 2nd

    Burton Fire Station

    DE14 3SU

    This is a walk in clinic ran by the NHS - please do not contact the fire station about appointments. This is a walk-in clinic using the fire service as a location and they are not running the service
    22nd October 10:30am-3:30pm

    18+

    Moderna/Pfizer

    1st & 2nd

     

    Resources for partners and stakeholders 

    Walk in vaccination clinics - resources for social media

    In the below toolkit you will find social media messages to share on your channels of all upcoming walk in vaccination clinics.

    This toolkit will be updated regularly, please check back regularly for updates.

    Walk in vaccination toolkit

  • Travelling to your COVID-19 Vaccination

    The majority of patients, will not be vaccinated at their own GP surgery, but will be asked to go to a local vaccination centre – this may be a GP surgery or somewhere nearby that has been specially adapted to vaccinate large numbers of people.

    All of the vaccination sites have car parking provision and are easily accessible via public transport.

    Public transport information for Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent can be accessed here

    Staffordshire – Plan your journey

    Stoke-on-Trent – Plan your journey

    If you do not have your own means of transport and cannot access public transport, please make the adviser aware when booking your vaccination appointment and they will be able to help you to. 

    Please do not delay in booking your vaccine appointment when invited, transport will be provided for all residents who need it. 

    You can book your appointment at local sites here

    If you have any concerns about accessing transport to and from the vaccination site you should speak to the adviser at the time of booking who will be able to assist you.