POP-UP vaccination clinics are being held across Southampton in the coming weeks amid a fresh plea for everyone eligible to take up the offer of a Covid-19 jab.

Solent NHS Trust is working in partnership with Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service (HIWFRS) to offer clinics at fire stations and community centres.

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HIWFRS’ assistant chief officer, Stew Adamson said: "As a fire and rescue service we have a responsibility to help protect lives and make our communities safer and the vaccination programme is one of the most important ways in which we can do that right now.

"Our fire stations play an important role in the lives of the communities we serve, so we are more than happy to be able to help Solent NHS Trust again by opening our doors to the public.

"The stations will remain fully operational throughout and this is a great opportunity for people who live nearby to take up the offer of a first, second or booster jab."

Here's where you can get your jab

  • The first upcoming clinic in Southampton will be in The Marlands shopping centre on Sunday, January 16 between 11am and 6pm in the former Peacocks store.
  • The Northam Community Centre will be open for vaccinations on Thursday, January 20 at 6pm and Thursday, February 3 at 11am.
  • Further down the road, St Mary's Fire station will be offering the vaccine on Friday, January 21 from 1pm to 8pm and Friday, February 4 from 1pm to 8pm.

Angela Anderson, Solent NHS Trust’s clinical director of Covid-19 vaccinations, said: "A big thank you to Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service for continuing to support the NHS vaccination programme.

"We continue to increase opportunities to get vaccinated so if you need your first, second or booster jab please come to one of our pop-up clinics or walk into one of our mass vaccination centres."

Further clinics will be announced in the coming days and weeks.

The clinic vaccination teams are providing first and second (after 12 weeks of the first dose) vaccinations for young people aged 12 to 15, as well as 16 and 17-year-olds, and first and second (after eight weeks of the first dose) vaccinations for people aged 18 and over.

Booster vaccinations to people over the age of 16 (three months after second vaccination) are also available.