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Get jabbed and get shopping: new vaccination clinic opens in Freshney Place

11:25 am, Monday, 20th December 2021 - 9 months ago

COVID-19

Grab-a-jab at Grimsby’s Freshney Place Shopping Centre between today and Christmas Eve.

A walk-in COVID vaccination unit opened in the centre at 10am today and will be offering jabs every day between now and Christmas Eve. It is offering Pfizer and Moderna first and second vaccines for people aged 16-plus, and boosters for those over 18 who are eligible between now and Friday, December 24.

In a clear signal of health chiefs’ determination to ensure jabs are as available as possible for residents of North East Lincolnshire, they have secured the help of the shopping centre at one of its busiest times of the year.

Drugs4Delivery staff are manning the unit between 10am and 6.30pm today, tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday and from 9am to 3pm on Christmas Eve. The unit is next to HMV, just behind the centre’s Customer Services desk. The last vaccines will be administered at 6.30pm and 3pm sharp – people must turn up in good time, taking account that there may be queues.

This new five-day push, which is an expansion of the drive that is already taking place across the borough, is welcomed by North East Lincolnshire’s Deputy Director of Public Health, Geoff Barnes.

“There is no doubt that people who have both doses of the vaccine and a booster have the maximum amount of protection possible against Covid and the variants, be that Delta or Omicron. We would ask one thing of people – if you are visiting Freshney Place this week please consider having the vaccine if you have not done so yet,” said Mr Barnes.

As of last week, there was still 18 per cent of the adult population in North East Lincolnshire who had not had a first dose of the vaccine, with 24 per cent not having had the second.

Supporting the jab drive by providing the Freshney Place unit, the shopping centre’s director Amanda Austin, said: “It’s incredibly important that everyone has access to these vaccinations, so we are more than happy to be supporting this vital service.

“As cases of Covid continue to rise we are asking all our visitors to follow the government’s guidance and ensure they wear a face covering and keep a safe distance from others when shopping,” she added.

Following the five-days’ use as a vaccination walk-in, the unit will remain open as testing centre with lateral flow tests also being distributed from there.

Other walk-in vaccination centres in North East Lincolnshire this week are listed below. Please be aware times and dates of walk-ins are subject to change.

Today:

9am-5pm (closed 1pm-2pm). Drugs4Delivery, Unit 4, Acorn Business Park, Moss Road, Grimsby, DN32 OLT. Pfizer, aged 16 and over. 1st and 2nd doses. Booster vaccinations for people aged 18 and over/at risk groups at least 3 months after 2nd dose.

8am-8pm. Cottingham Pharmacy,  342 Wellington Street, Grimsby, DN32 7JR. Pfizer, aged 16 and over. 1st and 2nd doses. Booster vaccinations for people aged 18 and over/at risk groups at least 3 months after 2nd dose.

Tuesday December 21

9am – 12 noon. Open Door, Albion Street, Grimsby, DN32 7DL. Pfizer, aged 16 and over. 1st and 2nd doses. Vaccinations for 12 – 15 year olds. Booster vaccinations for people aged 18 and over/at risk groups at least 3 months after 2nd dose.

9am-5pm (closed 1pm-2pm). Drugs4Delivery, Unit 4, Acorn Business Park, Moss Road, Grimsby, DN32 OLT. Pfizer, aged 16 and over. 1st and 2nd doses. Booster vaccinations for people aged 18 and over/at risk groups at least 3 months after 2nd dose.

8am-8pm Cottingham pharmacy, 342 Wellington Street, Grimsby, DN32 7JR. Pfizer, aged 16 and over. 1st and 2nd doses. Booster vaccinations for people aged 18 and over/at risk groups at least 3 months after 2nd dose.

Wednesday December 22.

9am – 12 noon. Open Door, Albion Street, Grimsby, DN32 7DL. Pfizer, aged 16 and over. 1st and 2nd doses. Vaccinations for 12 – 15 year olds. Booster vaccinations for people aged 18 and over/at risk groups at least 3 months after 2nd dose.

9am-5pm (closed 1pm-2pm) Drugs4Delivery, Unit 4, Acorn Business Park, Moss Road, Grimsby, DN32 OLT. Pfizer, aged 16 and over. 1st and 2nd doses. Booster vaccinations for people aged 18 and over/at risk groups at least 3 months after 2nd dose.

8am-8pm. Cottingham pharmacy, 342 Wellington Street, Grimsby, DN32 7JR. Pfizer, aged 16 and over. 1st and 2nd doses.  Booster vaccinations for people aged 18 and over/at risk groups at least 3 months after 2nd dose.

Thursday 23 December. 9am-5pm (closed 1pm-2pm). Drugs4Delivery, Unit 4, Acorn Business Park, Moss Road, Grimsby, DN32 OLT. Pfizer, aged 16 and over. 1st and 2nd doses. Booster vaccinations for people aged 18 and over/at risk groups at least 3 months after 2nd dose.

8am-8pm. Cottingham pharmacy, 342 Wellington Street, Grimsby, DN32 7JR. Pfizer, aged 16 and over. 1st and 2nd doses. Booster vaccinations for people aged 18 and over/at risk groups at least 3 months after 2nd dose.

Friday 24 December (Christmas Eve)

9am-5pm (closed 1pm-2pm). Drugs4Delivery, Unit 4, Acorn Business Park, Moss Road, Grimsby, DN32 OLT. Pfizer, aged 16 and over. 1st and 2nd doses.  Booster vaccinations for people aged 18 and over/at risk groups at least 3 months after 2nd dose.

8am-8pm. Cottingham pharmacy,  342 Wellington Street, Grimsby, DN32 7JR. Pfizer, aged 16 and over. 1st and 2nd doses.  Booster vaccinations for people aged 18 and over/at risk groups at least 3 months after 2nd dose.

For daily details of walk-in centres in North East Lincolnshire visit: COVID Vaccine Drop In Clinics • NHS North East Lincolnshire CCG

For details of vaccine eligibility before you attend please go to: Who can get the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

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