If you are eligible for a COVID vaccination and in the national cohorts one to nine, you can get your first dose from the Bromley Civic Centre vaccination centre this weekend without an appointment. The walk-in service starts this Saturday and Sunday (10 and 11 April) and is open from 8.30am to 2pm. From Monday 12 April to Thursday 15 April, the service will be accessible from 8.30am to 4.30pm.
Dr Jon Doyle from South View Partnership in Bromley said: “We know many of our patients struggle to book an appointment because of work or childcare commitments so the walk-in service is a great alternative for anyone eligible who hasn’t yet had their first COVID vaccination. If you do have any concerns, healthcare professionals will be able to speak to you and reassure you about any concerns or queries you might have about the vaccine. For most people, the risk of hospitalisation and death from getting COVID-19 is far greater than having the AstraZeneca vaccination.
“Vaccination is the best way to protect you, your family and friends from COVID-19 and has already saved thousands of lives. Please take advantage of this excellent walk-in vaccination service and get vaccinated.”
Dr Jon Doyle added: “We know some patients have a genuine concern about having the AstraZeneca vaccine but side effects of blood clots or thrombosis after vaccination with this particular vaccine are extremely rare. Patients eligible for vaccination are being strongly encouraged to book their appointment as normal or attend the walk-in service.”
First dose vaccinations are available to anyone over the age of 50 and residents to are clinically vulnerable. To find out if you are eligible, please visit the Public Health England website.