Local MP Mark Pawsey is supporting the call for Rugby residents to get their Covid-19 booster over the festive period as the national campaign to offer every adult the chance to get their jab ramps up.
To meet this ambitious goal, the NHS in Coventry and Warwickshire greatly increased the numbers of appointments available across the area and have added further sites where you can get a jab with no appointment necessary. In Rugby, the walk-in sites are at Locke House at The Railings, and at Hillmorton’s Ex-Serviceman’s Club on High Street in Hillmorton. In addition to the walk-in clinics, you can book a jab on the NHS website at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-vaccination/book-coronavirus-vaccination/
Locke House is open Monday to Friday between 8am and 8pm, and on Saturdays between 8am and 5pm and on Sundays between 8am and 2pm for walk-in clinics. You can also book an appointment by calling 119. The Hillmorton Ex-Servicemen’s Club is doing walk-in clinics from Saturday 18 December to Thursday 23rd December, between 9am and 6pm and then from Saturday 26th December to Thursday 30 December between 9am and 6pm. On New Years Eve (Friday 31 December) the Club will be open between 9am and 5pm and then reopens in the new year on Sunday 2 January until Sunday 9 January 2022, between 9am and 6pm.
Both sites will be offering booster jabs for all eligible patients as well as 1st and 2nd doses for over 16s. As part of the biggest and fastest vaccine programme in health service history, online bookings are now available for everyone over 18. To be eligible for a booster jab, people must have had their second dose at least three months ago.
Speaking about the booster campaign, Mark said:
“The vaccine remains our best defence against serious illness from Covid-19 and the evidence shows that getting your booster jab will help to protect you against all variants, including omicron. I am urging everyone who is eligible to come forward and get their jab as soon as they can. The walk-in clinics are a good opportunity for people to drop by when they have the time, or you can book an appointment on the NHS website.”
“I also want to take this opportunity to thank, on behalf of all local residents, our GPs, pharmacists and volunteers who will be working tirelessly over the Christmas break to help get these jabs out. They have done an incredible job over the last 12 months with the UK administering over 25 million booster jabs already, but there remains more work to do.”