Richard Herrod Centre in Carlton to offer Covid booster jabs from Monday

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The Richard Herrod Centre in Carlton has again been chosen as a the home of the borough’s walk-in vaccination site and will begin offering booster jabs from Monday (December 20).

The move is part of a huge drive to vaccinate the people of Gedling borough against Covid-19. 

The new site will open at 1pm – 5pm on Monday, December 20 and will operate from 9am-5pm, 7 days a week following that.

The Richard Herrod Centre will be a walk-in site and is expected to administer up to 1,000 vaccines each day. 

Existing appointment-only vaccination sites have also increased their appointments by thousands each day to allow people to get their jabs as soon as possible over the next three weeks.  

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It is estimated around 64 per cent of the population aged 12 and over in Gedling borough have had their third booster jab.

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Amanda Sullivan, accountable officer at NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire CCG, said she hopes the opening of the site will help drive forward the booster programme even faster.

She said: As we know this is a convenient, local and well-known setting for the public to quickly receive their jab.  

“Our teams have been working hard to increase the capacity of our sites so that we can protect the public as quickly as possible. We have thousands and thousands of additional bookable appointments available between now and New Year’s Eve and more get added each day. My simple message to the public is to get a booster and protect yourself, protect your loved ones, and make sure you have a safe and Covid-free Christmas.” 

Gedling Borough Council leaders and Councillors John Clarke and Michael Payne praised the decision to open the centre again after calling for its reopening earlier this week.

In a joint statement they said: “We’re delighted our Richard Herrod Centre in Carlton will be opening as a walk-in vaccination site from Monday to help drive the national effort to vaccinate people with boosters.

“We’re proud of the role Gedling Borough Council played in helping to administer first and second covid vaccinations to local residents.

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“Our simple message now to the public is to get a booster and protect yourself, protect your loved ones, and make sure you have a safe and covid-free Christmas.”

All adults aged 18 and over are eligible for a booster jab, appointments can be booked through 119 or on the NHS website.  

No appointment is needed for the new walk-in centres, but long queues might be encountered.  The public are advised to wrap up warm.   

2 COMMENTS

  1. 1: They’re not a booster jab, it’s just another jab of what you’ve already had.
    2: Stop worrying about Omicron. The doctor that literally discovered it said she has no idea why everyone is panicking as it’s very mild. She should know as she’s a qualified doctor who literally discovered it.

    • 1) that’s kinda what a booster is 2) the overwhelming majority of doctors agree that increased vaccination levels will limit the impact on other health services during the inevitable surge (also – citation of this Doctor would help)

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